Rainforest Group Accuses Chevron Of Hiding Liability

Law360, New York (October 19, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Amazon Defense Coalition on Friday accused Chevron Corp. of trying to discredit a class action brought by indigenous groups and Amazon rainforest communities over the company's alleged dumping of toxic waste in Ecuador by erroneously linking the suit to another case in which a plaintiffs' attorney was recently sanctioned for filing bogus claims.

The coalition, which bills itself as a regional, national and global group for environmental and collective rights in the Ecuadorian Amazon region, said in a statement Friday that Chevron's lawyers are trying...
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