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Nigeria: Oil Spills – Shell to Pay $410m to Ogoniland

7 August 2011

n the first case of its kind, a British high court sitting in London has ordered oil major, Royal Dutch Shell to pay compensation of potentially more than £250m ($410m) to the Bodo community of Rivers State, after the Anglo-Dutch oil group admitted liability for two spills around the community, following a class-action lawsuit brought in England by the Niger Delta community.

Martyn day of the London- based law firm Leigh Day & Co. represented the Bodo Community and brought the legal claim for damages against Royal Dutch Shell plc. (RDS) and its subsidiary, Shell Petroleum Development Company (Nigeria) ltd. (SPDC). read more and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.
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