With Chevron Corporation piling up win after win in discovery motions in the U.S. courts, a leading legal analyst recently concluded that Chevron’s “weighty evidence of fraud” had “crippl[ed]” the environmental suit filed against it in Ecuador by indigenous groups.

But while Chevron can point to significant evidence of fraud — and some of it can now be seen online [click to watch our exclusive package] in videos The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel obtained from Manhattan federal district court — the Ecuador plaintiffs’ suit is hardly crippled. In fact, the Amazon tribespeople who claim Chevron predecessor Texaco perpetrated an environmental catastrophe on their land are back on the offensive.

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