Chevron lawsuit (re Nigeria)

Two villages are attacked by Nigerian soldiers using helicopters and boats allegedly leased and/or owned by Chevron – number of villagers killed and injured. Chevron cleared from responsibility by US court.

Wiwa et al v. Royal Dutch Petroleum et al

Shell charged  with complicity in human rights abuses against the Ogoni people of Nigeria. Abuses include: “summary execution, crimes against humanity, torture, inhumane treatment, arbitrary arrest, wrongful death, and assault and battery.” Case settled for $15.5 million.