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Chevron's Plea In Nigerian Case Falls On Deaf Ears

Law360 (November 28, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has batted down Chevron Corp.'s bid to file a reconsideration motion over certain claims brought under the alien tort statute, trying to move the litigation over whether the oil giant conspired with the Nigerian military to gun down demonstrators protesting its presence in the country toward trial.

On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California refused to allow the company to attempt to replead its case for overturning so-called Order 1636, ruling that...
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