Judge Trims Shell Suit Over Greenpeace Drilling Protests

Law360, New York (May 30, 2012, 3:33 PM EDT) -- An Alaska federal judge on Tuesday threw out a portion of Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc.'s suit against Greenpeace Inc. seeking to prevent interference with drilling operations, but expanded a restraining order blocking activists from barricading or occupying its drilling ships bound for the Arctic.

U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Gleason said that Shell failed to state a claim for its allegations of public nuisance, tortious interference with contractual relations and past acts of conversion, but kept alive the rest of the complaint, including claims of...
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