January 23, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday released a statement saying that at least 5,086 people have been killed since the conflict in Ukraine began in April 2014, but expressed concerns that the real figure may be much higher. At least 262 people were killed in the past 9 ...[read more]
January 7, 2015
by Brittany Felder
Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) on Wednesday reached a settlement in a lawsuit concerning the Niger Delta oil spills of 2008. The settlement, totaling USD $84 million, will be divided between 15,600 individuals who will receive $3,300 each as compensation for losses caused by the spills. The remaining ...[read more]
November 13, 2014
by Emelina Perez
Amnesty International (AI) revealed court documents Thursday indicating Shell repeatedly underestimated the impact of two oil spills in Bodo, Nigeria. The documents were part of claims brought forth in a UK court by more than 15,000 people affected by oil pollution. In joint investigation reports, ...[read more]
June 28, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Argentine federal judge Ariel Lijo on Friday charged Amado Boudou with bribery and abusing his position in negotiations with the objective of obtaining benefits for himself and others. Boudou is accused of conducting business incompatible with Articles 256, 258 and 265 of the Argentine penal code. ...[read more]
January 30, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
The Dutch District Court of The Hague ruled Wednesday that a subsidiary of Shell could be held liable to one farmer for damages resulting from polluting the Niger Delta region in southern Nigeria. However, the court dismissed four other claims brought by farmers and fishermen, along with Friends ...[read more]
October 11, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Four Nigerian residents and an advocacy group told a Dutch court on Thursday that Shell should be held liable for damage from oil pollution in the Niger Delta. The suit, which was filed by the four villagers and Friends of the Earth Netherlands in 2008, is the first time a Dutch company has been ...[read more]
July 10, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
A coalition of environmental protection organizations sued the US Department of the Interior, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and other officials on Tuesday in an effort to block offshore oil drilling by Royal Dutch Shell in Alaska's Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. The lawsuit was filed in the US ...[read more]
March 23, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
Thirty-five Nigerian villages brought a suit against Shell Friday in a London court alleging Shell's slow response in cleaning up two oil spills in a neighboring river ruined their livelihoods. The lawsuit claims Shell is responsible for unspecified damages suffered by the villages which rely on ...[read more]
October 23, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
A Nigerian village on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in US federal court against Royal Dutch Shell PLC alleging the oil company polluted a drinking water well with benzene at levels 900 times the limits set by the World Health Organization (WHO). The lawsuit is based on a UN Environment Programme (UNEP) ...[read more]
September 18, 2010
by Andrea Bottorff
Judges for the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Friday upheld a verdict in favor of Royal Dutch Shell PLC in a case brought by families of Nigerian protesters who were executed by the previous Nigerian government in 1995 for speaking out against the oil company. The court ruled that ...[read more]

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