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FREE DOWNLOAD Ö LOUISVUITTON--UK.CO.UK å Paul M. Barrett Paul M. Barrett å 1 READ READ ¸ Law of the Jungle The gripping story of one American lawyer’s obsessive crusade waged at any cost against Big Oil on behalf of the poor farmers and indigenous tribes of the rainforestSteven Donziger a self styled social activist and Harvard educated lawyer signed on to a budding class action lawsuit against multinational Texaco which later merged with Chevron to become the third largest corporation in America The suit sought reparations for the Ecuadorian peasants and tribes people whose lives were affected by decades of oil production near their villages and f. It is difficult to comprehend how the relatively straightforward attempt by Ecuadorian plaintiffs to extract damages from oil companies for pollution caused in the course of their work became the perfect definition of a clusterfk Everybody got screwedBarrett goes through the history of the decades long lawsuit on behalf of Ecuadorian peasants and tribespeople against Texaco now part of Chevron and highlights the bad judgment culpable wrongdoing bribery fraud and coercion committed by and on behalf of the plaintiffs and the defense Petroecuador the national oil company of Ecuador should have been named as co defendant in the case to clean up pollution from seeping pits of oil byproduct left by the oil extractors because they partly owned the oil wells and pits and derived revenue from it but also because they already received some compensation from Texaco toward alleviating the environmental damage They were not named as co defendants however and did nothing to ameliorate the damage or the plaintiffs suffering The plaintiffs were represented in Ecuadorian court by American lawyer Steven R Donziger who began as part of a legal team in 1993 and emerged as lead counsel in 2003In February of 2011 the Ecuadorian court ruled against Chevron ordering them to pay damages for clean up of USD181 billion The award was later reduced to USD95 billion Chevron filed countersuit in New York District Court alleging misconduct by the lead lawyer for the plaintiffs Donziger and after several iterations of decisions managed to obtain an injunction against collection of the damages anywhere in the United States It is not over yet Chevron may be named in a lawsuit in another South American country which may seek to recover that big payoff from Chevron What struck me about this fiasco is that everyone played to their worst selves In wanting so badly to avoid being victimized each group managed to create an environment of social toxicity to go with the demonstrated environmental toxicity The Ecuadorian state did nothing to demand and enforce clean up from its own state enterprise which was shoveling profits to them and once the peasants were offered incentives to claim damages some appeared to develop illnesses attributed to the illegal oil runoff Everyone was implicated everyone was venal everyone failed The plaintiffs lawyer Donziger spent so much time and money on the case he had to bring in a series of investors to keep the case going Donziger promised percentages of the take to investors once the case was settled read won so much in fact that had investors all been paid back for their capital infusions nothing would be left for clean up Donziger just out of Harvard Law School when he entered the case for the plaintiffs stated early in the proceedings that he wanted this case to be a business model for future attempts to secure damages from large corporations operating without sufficient environmental controls overseas Even a blatant cynic might blanch at the thought of such stupendous arrogance and this surely went some way to alienating and hardening the positions of Chevron executives who could have easily fixed the environmental damages with some arm twisting of Petroecuador because they came to the case knowing Texaco s legacy in the country But one might say the Americans were the dupes in this fight They were stupid and arrogant and stubborn but it was the corruption in Ecuador that really brought both sides to their knees and exposed their idiocy In a state where the legal system is so little developed that politicians judges and lawyers are free to line their pockets at the expense of the people they are sworn to protect all attempt to recoup losses by legal means are chimerical The author Paul Barrett is also a Harvard Law grad and now works as an investigating journalist for Bloomberg BusinessWeek He has written several other nonfiction books one of which is called Glock The Rise of America s Gun He manages to bring the mass of information produced by this case into manageable form so that we can understand the progress of the case uite well He does not appear to take sides though it is clear he found Donziger s behavior an affront to his profession I came away thinking that this should be read by every law student dreaming of working in international or corporate law for the lessons and warnings it contains A corporation cannot carry on in this manner and escape unscathed Needless to say one would want no law student to imagine they could emulate the hubris of Donziger failure in this world or the next must surely be their fate This history is positively Dante esue in the venality of the actorsI listened to the audio presentation of this book published by Random House Audio and read by Joe Ochman Ochman does a good job threading the legal morass and making it comprehensible The writing and therefore the reading was not completely dispassionate there was some level of editorial disdain for the parties who could help it There were times I wished I had the hard copy while I was listening so if you have the opportunity to buy or borrow one or the other you might like to get both The hard copy is published by Crown Deep Souths Delta Piedmont and Sea Island Society in the Age of Segregation keep the case going Donziger promised percentages of the take to investors once the case was settled read won so much in fact that had investors all been paid back for their capital infusions nothing would be left for clean up Donziger just out of Harvard Law School when he entered the case for the plaintiffs stated early in the proceedings that he wanted this case to be a business model for future attempts to secure damages from large corporations operating without sufficient environmental controls overseas Even a blatant cynic might blanch at the thought of such stupendous arrogance and this surely went some way to alienating and hardening the positions of Chevron executives who could have easily fixed the environmental damages with some arm twisting of Petroecuador because they came to the case Religion and Violence Philosophical Perspectives from Kant to Derrida knowing Texaco s legacy in the country But one might say the Americans were the dupes in this fight They were stupid and arrogant and stubborn but it was the corruption in Ecuador that really brought both sides to their Those Good Gertrudes knees and exposed their idiocy In a state where the legal system is so little developed that politicians judges and lawyers are free to line their pockets at the expense of the people they are sworn to protect all attempt to recoup losses by legal means are chimerical The author Paul Barrett is also a Harvard Law grad and now works as an investigating journalist for Bloomberg BusinessWeek He has written several other nonfiction books one of which is called Glock The Rise of America s Gun He manages to bring the mass of information produced by this case into manageable form so that we can understand the progress of the case uite well He does not appear to take sides though it is clear he found Donziger s behavior an affront to his profession I came away thinking that this should be read by every law student dreaming of working in international or corporate law for the lessons and warnings it contains A corporation cannot carry on in this manner and escape unscathed Needless to say one would want no law student to imagine they could emulate the hubris of Donziger failure in this world or the next must surely be their fate This history is positively Dante esue in the venality of the actorsI listened to the audio presentation of this book published by Random House Audio and read by Joe Ochman Ochman does a good job threading the legal morass and making it comprehensible The writing and therefore the reading was not completely dispassionate there was some level of editorial disdain for the parties who could help it There were times I wished I had the hard copy while I was listening so if you have the opportunity to buy or borrow one or the other you might like to get both The hard copy is published by Crown

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FREE DOWNLOAD Ö LOUISVUITTON--UK.CO.UK å Paul M. Barrett Paul M. Barrett å 1 READ READ ¸ Law of the Jungle Ields  During twenty years of legal hostilities in federal courts in Manhattan and remote provincial tribunals in the Ecuadorian jungle Donziger and Chevron’s lawyers followed fierce no holds barred rules Donziger a larger than life loud mouthed showman proved himself a master orchestrator of the media Hollywood and public opinion He cajoled and coerced Ecuadorian judges on the theory that his noble ends justified any means of persuasion And in the end he won an unlikely victory a 19 billion judgment against Chevon the biggest environmental. Unsettling story of 20 year battle between TexacoChevron and Steven Donziger over the mess left in Ecuador post oil drilling Well researched well written So much chicanery on both sides even Hollywood might have trouble selling the truth to an audience The tale has much to say about the lack of responsibility big corporations feel for the poor they tread upon the insane amount of money they re willing to spend to remain irresponsible the broken system of jurisprudence that fails to protect those on the bottom and lawyers willing to twist the law to the breaking point and beyond You might have seen the documentary Crude which is part of this story Check out what happened behind the scenes depicted So after two decades and many hundreds of millions of dollars spent in this legal battle how much went to the natives living in the ruined rain forest The answer is as sickening as the oily water and land they were left withI received this book for free through Goodreads

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FREE DOWNLOAD Ö LOUISVUITTON--UK.CO.UK å Paul M. Barrett Paul M. Barrett å 1 READ READ ¸ Law of the Jungle Damages award in history  But the company refused to surrender or compromise Instead Chevron targeted Donziger personally and its counter attack revealed damning evidence of his politicking and manipulation of evidence Suddenly the verdict and decades of Donziger’s single minded pursuit of the case began to unravel      Written with the texture and flair of the best narrative nonfiction Law of the Jungle is an unputdownable story in which there are countless victims a vast region of ruined rivers and polluted rainforest but very few heroes. Interesting nonfiction work about the lawsuit in Euador against Texico and ultimately Chevron after they bought Texico Mr Barrett lays out the facts or lack thereof of the case against this multinational company This was a multi decade battle that played out both in the US and in Euador ultimately never benefiting the supposed plaintiffs It is the story of one lawyer who made a career of this one suit to the detriment of his own clients As an attorney myself I am outraged at the behavior demonstrated by many of the parties in this suitI received this book as part of a good reads giveaway but the opinions expressed are my own


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    (Pdf Read) [Law of the Jungle] It is difficult to comprehend how the relatively straightforward attempt by Ecuadorian plaintiffs to extract damages from oil companies for poll

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    (Pdf Read) [Law of the Jungle] Paul Barrett’s Law of the Jungle is a fast paced and compelling account of legal corruption and corporate wrongdoing in which a passionate advocate is undone through his own hubris and unscrupulous pursuit of what began as a noble crusade to rescue the rainforest and its indigenous inhabitants from massive pollution by Big Oil Although the dominant theme is the tragedy of single lawyer undone by his loss of a moral compass the

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    Paul M. Barrett å 1 READ FREE DOWNLOAD Ö LOUISVUITTON--UK.CO.UK å Paul M. Barrett REVIEW Law of the Jungle From M Barrett's Law of the Jungle is an unsatisfying book Barrett is a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek and wrote about the Chevron case in Ecuador Given the tone of the book he also took what seems to be an intense dislike to Steven Don

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    FREE DOWNLOAD Ö LOUISVUITTON--UK.CO.UK å Paul M. Barrett Paul M. Barrett å 1 READ REVIEW Law of the Jungle Unsettling story of 20 year battle between TexacoChevron and Steven Donziger over the mess left in Ecuador post oil drilling Well researched well written So much chicanery on both sides even Hollywood might have trouble selling the truth to an audience The tale has much to say about the lack of responsibility big

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    (Pdf Read) [Law of the Jungle] I won a copy of this book from Random House Law of the Jungle was a very intellectual and engaging book about the legal battle between Steven

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    (Pdf Read) [Law of the Jungle] Interesting nonfiction work about the lawsuit in Euador against Texico and ultimately Chevron after they bought Texico Mr Barrett la

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    (Pdf Read) [Law of the Jungle] Paul M. Barrett å 1 READ REVIEW Law of the Jungle Barrett does an amazing job of sorting out a complex legal battle and making it easy to see exactly how the indigenous people in Ecuador got dumped on not just by TexacoChevron and the state owned oil company but also by the very advocates in whom they'd so wrongly placed their trust

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    (Pdf Read) [Law of the Jungle] This is a really interesting booka degenerate lawyer pulls every dirty trick he canit looks like he'll win billions in feesbut what happens in the end?

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    (Pdf Read) [Law of the Jungle] Paul M. Barrett å 1 READ FREE DOWNLOAD Ö LOUISVUITTON--UK.CO.UK å Paul M. Barrett I’ve been following the Chevron Texaco Ecuador case for uite some time and despite Barrett’s gushing 281 page pro Corporation love letter that is this book I genuinely find it hard to believe that the little

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  • Law of the Jungle
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  • 04 June 2018
  • 9780770436346