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U.S.: Rights Advocates Hail 'Landmark' Settlement With American Corporation

Human rights advocates say the case [against Unocal regarding Burma]...could help make it easier for multinational corporations to be held accountable for human rights violations committed in the course of their work...Unocal has always denied it knew anything about the alleged abuse. But this week, the California firm and lawyers representing the plaintiffs announced they had reached an out-of-court settlement... [also refers to lawsuits against Coca-Cola, ExxonMobil, Del Monte (Fresh Del Monte Produce), Total; also refers to Gap]

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ExxonMobil lawsuit (re Aceh)

Unocal lawsuit (re Myanmar)