John Doe Versus ExxonMobil: Summary Judgement Order - Part 1

In court documents filed in 2001, a group of Indonesian villagers sued ExxonMobil for alleged human rights abuses committed by the gas giant's security guards

  
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Eleven Indonesian villagers who are suing ExxonMobil Corporation for alleged human rights abuses will finally go to court after a judge ruled at the end of July that their case can go to trial.

On this episode of the Hukum podcast, we read through the 85-page opinion in which US District Court Judge Royce Lamberth ruled that the case should be heard in front of a jury after dragging through the US court system for 21 years.


Further reading and listening:

Indonesian ExxonMobil accusers get day in court after 21 years - Al Jazeera

ExxonMobil bid to end Indonesia lawsuit found ‘meritless’ - Al Jazeera

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