U.S. Courts' role in foreign feuds comes under fire
[refers to lawsuits brought under Alien Tort Claims Act against companies allegedly connected with human rights abuses; includes reference to lawsuits against ExxonMobil and Unocal]
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Eleven villagers from Aceh Province allege they and their family members were tortured, sexually assaulted, raped and beaten in and around the ExxonMobil oil and gas plant located in the city of Lhoksukon during the late 1990s and early 2000s. ExxonMobil has denied being aware of any human rights violations at the time and argued it cannot be held responsible.
"US court orders oil giant to pay nearly $290,000 to plaintiff’s counsel following botched deposition."
"Villagers in Aceh say they were tortured by 'Exxon Army' hired by gas plant." The company denies the allegations.