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Chevron faces suit over Nigerian violence

Larry Bowoto's left arm is still scarred and numb where a soldier's bullet struck it in 1998 while he was aboard a Chevron oil platform in Nigeria….On Monday, in only the second trial of its kind, a federal jury will convene in San Francisco to decide whether Bowoto and his companions were violent hostage takers or innocent victims - and whether a U.S. corporation, whose foreign subsidiary summoned the security forces, is responsible for the bloodshed…. [Chevron] paints a different picture: Bowoto, the company says, led a group of armed men who seized the platform, demanding jobs and money, and held 200 employees captive during three days of fruitless negotiations before Chevron's Nigerian subsidiary…called for military help. [also refers to lawsuits against Unocal (now part of Chevron), Shell, Drummond]

Part of the following stories

Perfil de las demandas judiciales contra la empresa Drummond

Perfil de las demandas judiciales contra Shell por actividades en Nigeria

Unocal lawsuit (re Myanmar)

Chevron lawsuit (re Nigeria)