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᠕ Hardcover Read [ ﭏ Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who'd Stop at Nothing to Win ] ᠸ Book Author Paul M Barrett ᢚ

᠕ Hardcover Read [ ﭏ Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who'd Stop at Nothing to Win ] ᠸ Book Author Paul M Barrett ᢚ ᠕ Hardcover Read [ ﭏ Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who'd Stop at Nothing to Win ] ᠸ Book Author Paul M Barrett ᢚ Exhaustively reported and deftly writtenreads like a John Grisham novel ForbesImpressively even handed Barrett calls Texaco to account of dirty drilling, and holds Petroecuador, which maintained such practices for years, to the same standard He thinks Mr Donziger made a deal with the Devil, noting that the attorney even opposed the Ecuadorean governments own environmental clean up plan in order to preserve his lawsuit The EconomistA well crafted account Wall Street JournalThose interested in the rule of law and the role of the courts and lawyers will find Law of the Jungleinstructive, entertaining, and frightening The American SpectatorA mind boggling house of mirrors Barrett unravels and imposes order on a confusing, multiyear circus and convincingly sorts out the guilty from the merely depraved San Francisco Chronicle Bloomberg Businessweek writer Paul M Barrett offers a thorough account of the episodeThe story is one of hardball corporate lawyers vs hardball human rights lawyers, a rough kind of moral equivalency in a battle in which Donziger and his allies were finally tempted into acts that a U.S judge would in the end rule to be racketeering National ReviewA richly detailed and well documented narrative of one of the most important environmental litigations in decades Worthy of a Hollywood moviebut one that proves the point that truth is stranger than fiction New York Law JournalDetails hardball tactics by both sidesCrisply told Dallas Morning NewsAn enthralling true life courtroom dramaAlmost Shakespearean in scope, featuring a flawed protagonist with good intentions but tragically overreaching ambitions BooklistAn accessible, fast paced read FortuneIrresistableatrue life, courtroom version of Heart of Darkness Kirkus ReviewsAn enthralling, deeply researched volume about the intersection of law and individual rightsBarrett skillfully takes readers inside the players minds and exposes the underside of high stakes litigation Library JournalIn a story possessing no shortage of knaves and villains, Barrett skillfully weighs the ethics of both Donziger and Chevron and finds them wanting Publishers WeeklyThis chilling account of the bruising, bare knuckled conflict between a deeply flawed do gooder and a well oiled legal steamrolling machine should give pause to anyone who believes that justice always prevails Barrett brilliantly shows that in the real world, the law of the junglean oxymoron if there ever was onetrumps the rule of law.Alan Dershowitz, professor, Harvard Law School, and author, Taking the Stand My Life in the Law Law of the Jungle is a riveting piece of storytelling The environmental insults make you furious and your heart breaks for the people whose ways of life are violatedbut what happens after that challenges your beliefs about fairness and justice.This isnt a simple David and Goliath story its an engaging passion play that unfolds from the Ecuadorian jungles to the courtrooms of New York.David Yarnold, President CEO, National Audubon SocietyPaul Barrett s Law of the Jungle is a cautionary tale a deeply reported, well written reminder that to be credible and effective, thefight against environmental misconduct must be waged within the rule of law.Our legal system can be a powerful force for environmental progress, but its rules have to be respected Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense FundThis smart and gripping book by a first class investigative journalist teaches a vital lesson that everyone who cares about business and the American economy needs to understand When confronted with fraudulent courtroom shakedowns, corporations must fight back as Chevron did Jack Welch, former Chairman and CEO of General Electric and bestselling author of WinningPaul Barrett s Law of the Jungle is the inside story of the international trial of the decadea high stakes fight over oil, blood and money and a protagonist who is as fascinating as he is perplexing.Jeffrey Toobin, author of The Oath and the NineAn engrossing, captivating account of litigation run amok Barretts comprehensive, detailed book demonstrates all that is wrong with the American litigation system Required reading for anyone who not only wants to learn about protracted lawsuits in America but yearns for a page turning legal thriller I cant wait for the movie.Kenneth R Feinberg, court appointed special master for compensating victims of the 9 11 attacks, BP oil spill, Virginia Tech massacre, asbestos insulation, Dalkon Shield IUD, and Vietnam defoliant Agent OrangePaul Barretts Law of the Jungle creates an unforgettable rainbow of lawyers who do indeed live by the Law of the Jungle You will be intrigued until the last page as to who will survive and your emotions will be struck to ask, who should Victor Schwartz, general counsel, American Tort Reform Association partner, Shook, Hardy Bacon, Washington D.C.Masterfully written and carefully documented, Law of the Jungle tells the real story behind the historic Chevron oil pollution case, which I saw from the inside as technical consultant and court expert for the rain forest plaintiffs.David L Russell, P.E., chief executive, Global Environmental Operations Inc.Paul M Barrett is an assistant managing editor and senior writer at Bloomberg Businessweek He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Glock The Rise of Americas Gun, American Islam The Struggle for the Soul of a Religion, and The Good Black A True Story of Race in America He lives and works in New York City. Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who'd Stop at Nothing to Win

 

    • Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who'd Stop at Nothing to Win
    • 1.4
    • 89
    • Hardcover
    • 306 pages
    • Paul M Barrett
    • English
    • 17 October 2017

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