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9 Aug 2002

Edward Alden, Financial Times

Unocal wants government to quash labour lawsuit

Unocal, the US oil company, told a California court yesterday that American foreign policy interests could be harmed by a lawsuit that alleges the company used forced labour in Burma. The move comes just days after the US government warned a Washington DC court that a pending lawsuit against Exxon Mobil over alleged abuses in Indonesia would hinder the war on terrorism and jeopardise foreign investment in a key ally.

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Unocal wants U.S. Govt. to quash lawsuit alleging it used forced labour in Burma, arguing U.S. foreign policy interests would be harmed

Unocal lawsuit (re Myanmar)