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Group Prepares Suit Against Shell Over Nigerian Spills

Law360 (November 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Environmental group Friends of the Earth Netherlands is preparing to file a lawsuit this week against Anglo-Dutch oil giant Royal Dutch Shell PLC for damages related to oil spills in Nigeria.

The advocacy group announced Wednesday that it and four Nigerian citizens will file the suit against Shell in Dutch court on Friday.

The Nigerian plaintiffs are fisherman and farmers from the Niger Delta area who were affected by pollution caused by spills in the oil-rich region, Friends of the Earth Netherlands said.

The group said...
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