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Shell in preliminary Nigeria oil spill judgement

Author: BBC News, Published on: 20 June 2014

Anglo-Dutch oil giant shell is braced to pay up to £30m in compensation after two oil spills in Nigeria. Residents of the Bodo community in the Niger Delta represented by law firm Leigh Day filed a suit in 2011. They lodged a claim for more than £300m in compensation for the spilling of 500,000 barrels of oil. Shell's offer from September 2013 to settle remained on the table, a source said. Leigh Day after the judgement said the High Court found Shell had a responsibility to shield and care for the pipeline…Shell said in a statement that the judgement "limits the scope of the litigation to an assessment of actual damages sustained as a result of the operational spills."

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