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U.S. judge cancels N.Y. hearing in Shell-Nigeria trial

Reuters

Wed Jun 3, 2009 2:02pm EDT

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. judge canceled a hearing on Wednesday in the civil trial of Royal Dutch Shell over the alleged involvement of the giant oil producer in the executions of protesters in Nigeria in the 1990s.

Presiding Judge Kimba Wood in U.S. District Court in Manhattan had already postponed the trial indefinitely. In a court order on Wednesday, she said the hearing in the case had also been postponed indefinitely. No reason was given, and no new dates were announced.

Shell is accused of human rights abuses, including violations connected with the 1995 hangings of prominent activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other protesters by Nigeria’s then-military government. read more

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Shell in out-of-court settlement negotiations with Ogoni plaintiffs?

June 3, 2009

Shell faces day in court over Nigerian deaths

Catherine Boyle

Shell is to face the families of nine protesters who were executed by the Nigerian Government as a pre-trial conference begins today after several delays.

Lawyers representing Shell and the plaintiffs, who allege that the company colluded with the Nigerian Government in the 1995 execution of activists, including Ken Saro-Wiwa, the author, will convene at 2pm in New York.

The civil trial of Shell was originally scheduled to begin jury selection last Thursday.

One source said that the delays were the result of negotiations between the plaintiffs and Shell over an out-of-court settlement. read more

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