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  •  Sovereign immunity? Actual responsibility? (0+ / 0-)

    It may be substantially easier to sue a corporation than to sue a state-owned corporation.  Just guessing here.

    Also, it's almost certain that Texaco was the responsible party.  Texaco supplied the expertise, which is what was supposed to prevent environmental disasters.  This is the way most of these joint ventures work -- the big American oil company is supposed to supply the experts, the local company is supposed to provide access and unskilled labor.

    -5.63, -8.10. Learn about Duverger's Law.

    by neroden on Sun May 03, 2009 at 10:01:23 PM PDT

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    •  You got it (0+ / 0-)

      It is a lot easier.  The company has the money, and hey what's a deal when you can try to hit them again?  Why work out your problems internally when you can agree to point at the nasty outsiders?

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