Shell Drops Fraud Suit Against Convicted Drilling Boss

Law360, New York (March 18, 2011, 1:31 PM EDT) -- Shell Offshore Inc. on Wednesday ended its civil fraud suit in Louisiana against a former drilling superintendent, agreeing not to seek more money on top of the $1.3 million he was ordered to pay the company as part of a criminal conviction.

Judge Helen G. Berrigan of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana entered a consent judgment that resolves Shell's case against Greg Courtney, who served more than a year in federal prison after pleading guilty to mail fraud and tax evasion...
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