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Drummond Trial Is Set to Open [USA]

For the first time, a trial is scheduled to open in U.S. federal court this week over whether a U.S. company is accountable for alleged human-rights transgressions committed overseas. The case, in Birmingham, Ala., involves mining company Drummond Co. and its alleged collaboration with Colombian paramilitaries in 2001 to kill three mining-union leaders near a Drummond mine in La Loma, Colombia. Drummond has denied any role in the deaths of the union leaders. [also refers to ExxonMobil, Bridgestone-Firestone, Unocal]

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Drummond lawsuits (re Colombia)

USA: Lawsuit against Drummond for alleged involvement in killings of Colombia unionists goes to trial in federal court