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Is ChevronTexaco liable for abuses in Nigeria? U.S. Court to Decide Whether San Francisco-Based Parent Company ChevronTexaco Can Be Liable For Military Attacks in Retaliation for Oil Protests In Nigeria

The case, Bowoto v. ChevronTexaco, arises from two incidents in the oil-producing areas of Nigeria where CNL [ChevronTexaco Nigeria Limited]-leased helicopters and boats were used in military-style attacks on local villagers arising from protests against the environmental and economic damage caused by Chevron's activities nearby.

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