Key Evidence Faces Fire In Ecuador Chevron Trial

Law360, New York (April 6, 2010, 5:33 PM EDT) -- Plaintiffs seeking up to $27 billion in damages for massive pollution in the Amazon rain forest and defendant Chevron Corp. are each accusing the other of falsifying critical pieces of evidence, adding new twists to the long-running Ecuadorean legal drama.

The Amazon Defense Front — an environmental organization helping represent the 30,000 rain forest residents bringing the suit — announced Tuesday that it had obtained proof that Chevron contractor Diego Borja had threatened to reveal evidence “cooked” by the company in the Ecuador trial unless he...
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