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Article

15 Jun 2002

Author:
David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle

U.S. firms face suits for overseas acts

New twist on anti-pirate law blurs borders, extends liability ...Some suits charge companies with polluting foreign lands, others with violating human rights [refers to lawsuits in U.S. courts against Unocal, ChevronTexaco, Gap, Levi Strauss]

Part of the following timelines

U.S. apparel cos. lawsuit (re Saipan)

Unocal lawsuit (re Myanmar)

Texaco/Chevron lawsuits (re Ecuador)