For Immediate Release
Will American Jury Hold Oil Giant Chevron Legally Liable for Human Rights Abuses in Africa?
As jury begins deliberation, Chevron again accused of shooting unarmed protesters in Nigeria last week.
SAN FRANCISCO - A San Francisco jury begins deliberations in a precedent-setting civil case – Bowoto v Chevron - that seeks to hold US oil giant Chevron liable in the United States for human rights abuses in Nigeria after closing arguments are heard on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 in courtroom 10 of the Federal Building.
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