Saturday, October 25, 2008

Chevron Fights Lawsuit Filed by Nigerian Hostage Takers

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 24, 2008 – A lawsuit brought on behalf of Nigerian hostage takers against Chevron (Bowoto v. Chevron) is scheduled to begin trial on Oct. 27 in a San Francisco federal court before Judge Susan Illston. This is only the second ATS case to make it to the trial stage. Chevron's lawyers, Jones Day, will present evidence that shows the hostage takers put Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) employees and contractors in danger by holding them hostage on an oil platform.