Shell to Pay $15.5 Million to Settle Nigerian Case

Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr. sued Royal Dutch Shell, saying it had culpability in his father’s death.
Ken Saro-Wiwa Jr. sued Royal Dutch Shell, saying it had culpability in his father’s death.
NEW YORK, June 18 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell’s cash payment of $15.5 million — roughly four hours of its 2008 profits — to settle a human rights case in Nigeria may not be enough to change Big Oil’s policies in the developing world.
A better incentive may be a desire to avoid the high legal costs and the bad publicity from the 13-year case accusing Shell of abuses in the Niger Delta region read more
The settlement, announced late Monday, came days before the start of a trial in New York that was expected to reveal extensive details of Shell’s activities in the Niger Delta.  read more
The Shell critic Ken Saro-Wiwa was hanged in 1995.
The Shell critic Ken Saro-Wiwa was hanged in 1995.
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