Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Shell Settles Alien Tort Claims Act Suit On Eve of Trial

Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to pay $15.5 million to settle the Alien Tort Claims Act case based on its alleged complicity in the 1995 deaths of several Nigerian activists.   Jury selection had been scheduled to begin in the Southern District of New York, but was then postponed presumably to allow settlement talks to continue.     

Both Am Law Daily and the Wall Street Journal have more.

- SBS

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/2009/06/shell-settles-alien-tort-claims-act-suit-on-eve-of-trial-.html

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