High Court Won't Rule On Damages In Shell Lease Suit

Law360, New York (December 13, 2010, 8:18 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to weigh in on a battle over damages calculations that led to a $53 million judgment against a Royal Dutch Shell PLC unit in a long-running legal dispute concerning an Oklahoma oil and gas lease.

By declining to take up the case, the high court has effectively left standing the more than $53 million in punitive damages, and declined requests by both Shell and a number of amici, including the National Association of Manufacturers and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, to...
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