Enviro Record Irrelevant In Human Rights Case: Shell

Law360, New York (April 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Shell Petroleum NV is asking the court overseeing litigation accusing the company of complicity in human rights violations carried out by the Nigerian government to bar the plaintiffs from introducing certain environmental evidence, arguing that focusing on Shell's environmental record would waste time and could confuse the jury.

Shell Petroleum, Shell Transport and Trading Co. Ltd., and Brian Anderson (former managing director of a Nigerian Shell subsidiary) filed their motion in limine to preclude certain evidence regarding the environment on Wednesday.

The motion pertains to two...
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