The decades-long legal battle between Chevron and Ecuador took yet another dramatic turn on Monday when the company announced that it has videotapes revealing a $3 million bribery scheme implicating the judge overseeing a multibillion-dollar civil suit filed against the company by indigenous residents of the country's Amazon Basin. The company posted two hours worth of videotaped conversations on a Web site dedicated to telling Chevron's side of the story in the case, along with a letter to Ecuador's prosecutor general.
Chevron Accuses Ecuadorean Judge of Taking Bribes in Mammoth Tort Case
The American Lawyer
September 1, 2009