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Appellate court ruling means potential trial for Unocal over Myanmar project

A state [California] appellate court ruling could lead to a trial against Unocal Corp. over allegations that it shares responsibility for abuses allegedly conducted by troops guarding a pipeline project in Myanmar. Refugees from the southeast Asian nation formally known as Burma have accused Unocal of being complicit in slavery, murder and rape related to the 1990s construction of the $1.2 billion Yadana pipeline.

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