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Judge Delays Shell Trial Over Nigerian Deaths

Law360 (May 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has pushed back a civil trial in a case accusing Shell Petroleum NV and one of its executives of aiding the Nigerian government in human rights abuses in the 1990s.

Judge Kimba M. Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said in an order Tuesday that the trial — which was originally set to begin Wednesday — won't start until at least June 2. A status conference is set for Monday.

The suit against Shell; its subsidiary...
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