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Age discrimination suit against Motiva set for summer trial

As previously reported, Tyler resident Kurt Floersheim filed suit against his former employer, Motiva, on April 15 in Jefferson County District Court, alleging he was laid off so that two younger men could replace him.


1/4/2012 11:59 AM By David Yates

If the case is not mediated by May 14, an age discrimination suit against Motiva Enterprises will go to trial in June.

As previously reported, Tyler resident Kurt Floersheim filed suit against his former employer, Motiva, on April 15 in Jefferson County District Court, alleging he was laid off so that two younger men could replace him.

Court records show that a discovery control plan order was entered in the case on Oct. 13, calling for the case to be mediated by May 14, and also placing the litigation on the court’s June trial docket. read more

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Shell’s Declining Role in Nigeria


James Kimer on January 4, 2012.

As the second largest energy company in the world after Exxon-Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell has been a major player in Nigerian oil and gas from the beginning, overseeing the first commercial export of oil from the country in 1958 from the Oloibiri Field.  Their success over the years has been notable, with operations are spread over 30,000 square kilometres in the Niger Delta, including more than 6,000 kilometres of flowlines and pipelines, 86 oil fields, 1,000 producing wells, 68 flowstations, 10 gas plants and two major oil export terminals at Bonny and Forcados. read more

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Shell flouts discrimination ruling by Dutch Equal Treatment Commission

THIS ARTICLE WAS SENT TO SHELL SOME DAYS AGO GIVING SHELL THE OPPORTUNITY TO POINT OUT ANY INACCURACY AND PROVIDE COMMENT IF IT WISHED TO DO SO. SHELL HAS THUS FAR NOT TAKEN UP THE INVITATION.

By John Donovan

A few months ago Shell was found guilty of discrimination towards an employee by the Dutch Commission for Equal Treatment (the CGB). The decision has ramifications for over 1,100 Royal Dutch Shell employees.

Shell Global Solutions International BV subsequently decided “after careful consideration” to flout the relevant Judgement,  which confirmed discrimination by Shell against the part-time employee in question, regarding compensation relating to public holidays.

The judgement arose from a discrimination case against Shell brought by Mr Alberto Gatti, who works four days per week for Shell, thereby receiving a 20% reduction of monthly salary compared with a full time employee. He brought the case on a point of principle. Namely, fair treatment between employees. read more

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Our environment should speak louder than lobbyists

By Richard Moniak

On Dec. 16, 2011 the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) gave Shell Oil conditional approval of their Chukchi Sea exploratory drilling plan. The agency directed Shell to shorten the proposed drilling season by 38 days to ensure that, if an accident occurs, they can cap a well blowout and clean up a spill before the sea ice returns. Alaska’s congressional delegation immediately blasted BOEM for being short-sighted. But are they really defending the merits of Shell’s plan or are putting their trust in the oil lobbyist talking points? read more

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Bonga spill: Shell is irresponsible, says NIMASA

By Godwin Oritse & Godfrey Bivbere

LAGOS— Management of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has described the denial of Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, on Bonga oil spill as irresponsible.

Speaking to newsmen in Lagos, yesterday, NIMASA’s Director-General, Mr. Patrick Akpobolokemi, said the inaction of the international oil firm over the management of the spill left much to be desired.

Shell had reportedly denied that the spill originated from their Bonga Floating Production Storage Off Facility, FPSO, insisting that investigation was still ongoing. read more

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Ecuador appeals court rules against Chevron in oil case

4 January 2012

An Ecuadorean appeals court has upheld a ruling that Chevron should pay damages totalling $18.2bn (£11.5bn) over Amazon oil pollution.

Chevron said the judgement was “illegitimate” and “a fraud”.

Texaco, which merged with Chevron in 2001, was accused of dumping toxic materials in the Ecuadorean Amazon.

The original ruling ordered Chevron to pay $8.6bn in damages, which was more than doubled after the company failed to make a public apology.

“We ratify the ruling of February 14 2011 in all its parts, including the sentence for moral reparation,” the court in the Amazonian city of Lago Agrio said in its ruling, according to Reuters. read more

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