The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a jury verdict clearing Chevron of alleged human rights abuses during a violent 1998 protest on a company oil platform in Nigeria. Human rights activists had accused the Nigerian military of attacking protesters on orders from the oil company. The demonstration was over Chevron's alleged pollution of local fishing grounds and farms.
9th Circuit Backs Chevron in Nigeria Dispute
The Associated Press
September 13, 2010