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23 Jan 2004

Laura Wides, Associated Press

Judge: Unocal not liable for claims

Unocal Corp. cannot be held liable for claims against its subsidiaries in the construction of a natural gas pipeline that involved allegations of human rights abuses by the Myanmar military, a judge ruled Friday...Attorney Dan Stormer, who represents the villagers, said he was disappointed by the ruling but vowed to pursue claims that Unocal was in a joint venture with the subsidiaries and that the firms were acting on Unocal's behalf.

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Judge rules Unocal not liable for claims against its subsidiaries over human rights abuses by Burmese military

Unocal lawsuit (re Myanmar)