Chevron Alleges Obstruction Of Justice In Ecuador

Law360, New York (September 4, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After an Ecuadorean judge was denied entry into a lab for the eighth time, Chevron Corp. on Friday accused the plaintiffs of trying to obstruct justice in a lawsuit alleging the oil company dumped toxic waste into the Amazon rain forest.

The civil court of Pichincha, Ecuador, first ordered an inspection of the laboratory — used by plaintiffs in February 2006 to analyze water and soil samples — after Chevron argued that the lab was not properly accredited by the Ecuadorian Accreditation Organization to perform necessary...
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