Shell Slams Witness List In Nigerian Torture Trial

Law360, New York (March 18, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The plaintiffs in a case accusing Shell Oil Co. of aiding the Nigerian government in human rights abuses in the 1990s have failed to produce a list of witnesses who allegedly have direct knowledge that the company was involved in the killing and torture, Shell's attorneys say.

Filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the memorandum from Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP accuses the plaintiffs of stonewalling the defendants' requests for information on their witnesses' direct knowledge of Shell's...
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