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The Chevron Oil Pollution Mess Gets Messier [Ecuador]

[D]issent erupts among the plaintiffs who won an $18.2 billion verdict against Chevron...[M]embers of one group of Amazonian Indians, the Huaorani...filed their own lawsuit against [the plaintiffs’ practitioner] Donziger...Alleging that Donziger and his allies have failed to provide the Huaorani with basic information about plans for the money, the...suit says the tribe members “have reason to believe” that the Donziger-led team “will not properly distribute any portion of the judgment proceeds to compensate, mitigate, and remediate the harm to [the] plaintiffs.” A spokeswoman for the Donziger legal team...[said:] “No funds are available for anyone to do anything at this point.” Whatever money is recovered “will be spent on everyone in the former [oil] concession area for remedying contamination, environmental damage, and health effects. All of the residents will benefit.” [refers to Texaco (part of Chevron), Petroecuador, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher]