Supreme Court Won't Hear Chevron Nigerian Violence Case

Law360, New York (April 23, 2012, 6:58 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a suit brought by Nigerian demonstrators claiming Chevron Corp. should be liable for a fatal military standoff between military forces and workers protesting the oil company's hiring and environmental practices.

The denial of plaintiff Larry Bowoto's petition for writ of certiorari ensures that Chevron won't be held legally responsible for a 1998 incident on oil facilities operated off the Nigerian coast by Chevron subsidiary Chevron Nigeria Ltd. in which Nigerian police shot at a group of about...
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