Judge Unseals Opinion In Exxon Indonesia Case

Law360, New York (August 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As Exxon Mobil Corp. fights charges that its security forces tortured and killed Indonesian villagers, a U.S. judge has said that the public has the right to access a recent order denying the company's motion to dismiss the case.

U.S. Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer ruled Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that the court's July 18 memorandum and order be completely unsealed.

Exxon had moved to redact parts of the opinion, including the names of people not already on record, information...
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