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French court acquits 14 companies in Iraq oil-for-food scandal
A French court acquitted 14 companies accused of bribery on Thursday for negotiating contracts as part of the UN oil-for-food program [official website; JURIST news archive] with the Iraqi government under Saddam Hussein . The oil-for-food program al (More)
France oil company acquitted in Iraq oil-for-food scandal
A French court on Monday acquitted French oil company Total , its CEO Christophe de Margerie and several other defendants on corruption charges in connection with a scandal involving the UN's Iraq Oil-for-Food program [official website; JURIST news (More)
Federal judge dismisses Iraq oil-for-food corruption lawsuit
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday dismissed an Iraqi government lawsuit accusing numerous business entities of conspiring with Saddam Hussein to disrupt the UN Oil-for-Food Program [official webs (More)
UN disburses $1.3 billion in compensation for Iraq invasion of Kuwait
The UN Compensation Commission (UNCC) on Thursday announced a disbursement of $1.3 billion to two claimants who suffered damages during Iraq's invasion of Kuwait [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] in 1990. The two claimants were compensated (More)
France high court upholds oil company liability for 1999 spill
The French Court of Cassation on Tuesday upheld a lower court's 2008 decision finding French oil company Total and several other defendants criminally liable for an oil spill that occurred of the coast of Brittany in 1999. Over 20,000 tons of oil (More)
UN releases additional funds for victims of Iraq invasion of Kuwait
The UN Compensation Commission (UNCC) on Thursday made available additional funds for the government of Kuwait [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] in an amount of around $1.3 billion for losses suffered during 1990-1991 Iraqi invasion . The fu (More)
UN Security Council ends Iraq sanctions
The UN Security Council on Wednesday voted to remove sanctions imposed on Iraq between 1991 and 2003 during the country's wars under former Iraqi dictator Suddam Hussein . The Security Council approved three resolutions that eliminated the Develo (More)
Federal appeals court upholds verdict for Chevron in Nigeria protest deaths
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday upheld a jury verdict clearing Chevron of wrongdoing in the 1998 deaths of two protesters occupying a Nigerian oil platform operated by the company. Protesters Arolika Irowarinun and Bola Oy (More)
GE agrees to settle SEC complaint in oil-for-food scandal
General Electric Co. (GE) on Tuesday agreed to a $23.5 million settlement after the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a complaint accusing GE of bribing Iraqi officials to receive contracts under the UN Oil-for-Food program [offi (More)
UK court fines 5 companies for roles in oil depot explosion
A UK crown court on Friday ordered five companies to pay £9.5 million in damages relating to the 2005 Buncefield oil storage depot explosion [investigation website; case materials], which has been described as the most costly industrial accide (More)
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