An Amazonian community's fifteen-year battle with Chevron is entering dangerous waters with the Chevron request for all of the 600 hours of unused footage from the filming of "Crude: The Movie".
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Chevron is fighting tooth and nail to save themselves from being held accountable for 3 billion barrels of spilled oil and the nearly 1,000 open pits they left behind in Ecuador.
William "Jim" Haynes II was hired in 2008 as Chief Corporate Counsel at Chevron Corporate Office in San Ramon, CA. Why would Chevron hire Haynes?
Just what is Chevron trying to prove with these actions? Do they really need the money, which includes $190,000 in photocopying charges, and that accounts for less than a rounding error for the company?
Why do police negotiators generally refuse to pay ransom for hostages? To do so would actually encourage more kidnappings by providing an incentive to would-be kidnappers.
One of the more interesting aspects of the Bowoto v. Chevron case has been the role played by attorney Charles James, who is considered a disciple of Karl Rove-style legal and political tactics.
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