Forum Shopper's Revenge: Chevron's Discovery Campaign

Hit by a historic judgment in Ecuador, Chevron used cloak and dagger to expose a historic fraud. Michael D. Goldhaber of NLJ affiliate The American lawyer has written about the case in "Crude Awakening," a book available on Kindle Single. Here are excerpts from his account.

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