After years of motion practice and a five-week trial, a federal jury in San Francisco took roughly two days to exonerate Chevron Corp. for a decade-old bloody debacle in Nigeria. Villagers-turned-plaintiffs came away completely empty-handed Monday as the seven-man, two-woman jury denied all of their claims, including those for torture and wrongful death. The case was one of the first brought in an American court under the Alien Tort Claims Act.
California Jury Clears Chevron in Nigeria Case
December 2, 2008