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Biggest lobbying firm in DC caught in Ecuador mess, pays $15 million settlement to Chevron ^ | 5/9/2014 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 05/09/2014 6:45:35 AM PDT by rktman

It must have sounded like a great idea at the time for Patton Boggs, the DC law firm/lobbying powerhouse (annual lobbying revenues: $40 million) to enter into a deal to help Ecuadorian plaintiffs and their American lawyer Steven Donziger to collect billions of dollars in judgments handed down by an Ecuadorian court against Chevron, with the firm’s own share running into hundreds of millions of dollars, if successful. The case had attracted the attention of the jet set left and stars like Sharon Stone, after all.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bigoil; ecowackos; gangreen
Evil big oil wins one over the ecowacko liar, cheats and thieves. More on the Chevron/Texaco vs Ecuador clean up suit. Sometimes ya just gotta smile. Hope those evil Koch brothers don't rear their evil conservative heads on this one. No doubt the rascally hairy screed will find a way to blame them for the pollution in the first place. :>}
1 posted on 05/09/2014 6:45:35 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

This was a Texaco deal to begin with. Chevron bought Texaco and inherited the claim.

2 posted on 05/09/2014 6:50:42 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Yup. Sad thing is, despite the payout etc., the law firms will barely suffer and continue their lobbying efforts. And, I’m thinkin’ it probably ain’t gonna be to conservatives that the “donations” get channeled to. But it is at least a minor slap in the face of the envirowackos. But, they’ll be baaaacccckkkk.

3 posted on 05/09/2014 6:53:48 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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