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Nigerians Sue Shell in UK Court for Oil Spills Contamination

March 2016, Vol. 243, No. 3

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Tens of thousands of Nigerian fishermen and farmers are suing multinational oil giant Shell in two new lawsuits filed Wednesday in a British High Court, alleging that decades of uncleaned oil spills have destroyed their lives. London law firm Leigh Day & Co. is representing them after winning an unprecedented $83.5 million in damages from Shell in a landmark ruling by the same court last year. Shell originally offered villagers $50,000. In a statement Wednesday before the trial opened, Shell blamed sabotage and oil theft for the ongoing pollution and noted […]