New Book: Law of the Jungle!

Law of the JungleJournalist Paul M. Barrett investigates the intersection of the environment, human rights, and the law in his new book 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. It follows the story of a class action lawsuit seeking reparations for the Ecuadorian peasants and tribes people whose lives were affected by decades of oil production near their villages and fields. From federal courts in Manhattan to remote provincial tribunals in the Ecuadorian jungle, activist lawyer Steven Donziger and Chevron’s lawyers followed fierce no-holds-barred rules in over twenty years of legal hostilities demonstrating that there were no purely good guys or bad guys in this case. Find it on the Law Library Balcony KF373.D595 B37 2014.

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