Nigerians Cry Foul Over Chevron Win In Standoff Trial

Law360, New York (June 14, 2010, 5:28 PM EDT) -- A group of Nigerians that sued Chevron Corp. in connection with a fatal standoff over jobs on one of its oil platforms is asking a federal appeals court to grant a new trial, arguing that a lower court committed prejudicial errors in instructing a jury that found the oil giant not liable for the incident.

Arguments at a hearing Monday before a three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit centered on whether Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. District Court for...
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