21 Sep '11, 8pm

There is a God. Court rules against Chevron in $18 billion Amazon pollution case

In a novel legal theory , they say: “…No amount of allegedly ‘unclean hands’ can possibly justify a judgment rendered under conditions denying due process or impartial tribunals,” the company wrote. Is that clear? “Our company can be as corrupt as can be, but if there is any hint of impropriety in the court system, we should be able to get away with it.” This is spectacularly disingenuous compared to Chevron’s own track record in the case. DeSmog Blog got a look at some company memos that were part of the legal record, and they paint a picture of a company that wanted to get the case transferred to Ecuador because it KNEW the system was corrupt… and they thought they had the inside track.

Full article: http://redgreenandblue.org/2011/09/21/court-rules-against...

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