by Bryan Quigley
Senior Vice President, Strategic Communications
This post originally appeared on Forbes.com.
If there are any doubts that mass torts are often the breeding ground for mass fraud, veteran journalist Paul Barrett’s new book Law of the Jungle should put them to rest.
The exhaustively reported and deftly written account of the long-running class action lawsuit against Chevron in Ecuador reads like a John Grisham novel. The case, as a federal judge noted, “include[s] things that normally come only out of Hollywood.”
Law of the Jungle is the real-life story of plaintiffs’ lawyer Stephen Donziger and what the book’s cover describes as his “obsessive crusade – waged at any cost” against Chevron allegedly on behalf of the inhabitants of Ecuador’s Amazon rain forest.
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