2nd Circ. Orders Release Of Chevron Ecuador Footage

Law360, New York (January 13, 2011, 2:45 PM EST) -- The Second Circuit has ruled a filmmaker cannot invoke journalistic privilege to prevent outtakes of a documentary covering the legal fight between Chevron Corp. and Ecuadoreans seeking $27 billion for alleged environmental damage from being introduced at trial.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Wednesday that filmmaker Joseph A. Berlinger must comply with a district court order and turn over copies of certain footage that did not make the final cut of his movie “Crude” in light of the lower court's findings...
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