Jury To Hear Chevron's Nigerian Violence Trial

Law360, New York (October 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Amid emotional protests and a packed courtroom, jurors were sworn in Monday in what will likely be a weeks-long trial in a long-running court battle between Chevron Corp. and a group of Nigerians who claim the company conspired with the Nigerian military to gun down demonstrators protesting the oil company's presence in the country.

The jury of seven men and two women in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California was culled from a larger group of potential jurors after lengthy inquiries from...
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