Shell Unit Escapes Action Over Nigeria Oil Violence

Law360, New York (June 22, 2010, 5:37 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has again thrown out putative class action claims against the Nigerian subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell PLC, following a federal appeals court's order to take another look at jurisdictional issues in the human rights abuse case.

Judge Kimba M. Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Monday granted a renewed motion by Shell Petroleum Development Co. of Nigeria Ltd. to dismiss it as a defendant, saying that the plaintiffs had not shown that a U.S. court...
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