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Shell, the Supreme Court, and Corporate Liability

Royal Dutch Shell is the respondent in a landmark case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court. The outcome of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum will have significant implications for the oil and gas sector, and potentially for other extractive companies operating in sensitive regions. This, among other factors, could signal a new era of costly corporate liability for human rights and environmental violations around the world. The days of corporate impunity are drawing to a close, and companies that hope for sustained access to critical resources must deal better with the communities where they operate. Investors would do well to pay attention.

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Motley Fool article examines Kiobel v. Shell lawsuit pending before US Supreme Ct. & how companies deal with local communities

Shell lawsuit (re executions in Nigeria, Kiobel v Shell, filed in USA)