Chevron Gets Some Claims Tossed In Nigeria Case

Law360 (July 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A district judge has tossed several claims in a long-running court battle between Chevron Corp. and a group of Nigerians who allege that the company conspired with the Nigerian military to gun down demonstrators protesting the oil company's presence in the country.

Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted in part Chevron's motion to dismiss portions of the plaintiffs’ complaint.

In the order issued Wednesday, the court agreed to strike the plaintiffs' first claim for relief that asserted...
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