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Court rules villagers cannot sue Shell in UK for Nigerian oil spill

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Britain’s high court ruled on Thursday that two groups of Nigerian villagers cannot pursue in U.K. courts a case against Royal Dutch Shell over oil spill allegations in Nigeria.

Had the High Court ruled in favor of the two groups, other claimants against British-based multinationals could have been emboldened to pursue legal action through the British courts, some legal experts had said.

 

Reuters

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