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Shell in Talks to Settle $653 Million Brazil Contamination Penalty

BASF and Shell were jointly ordered in August 2010 to pay damages to former employees for medical treatment and personal suffering… BASF said its Brazilian unit filed a lawsuit against Shell… asking a court to declare that Shell is responsible for the full amount of the damages resulting from the contamination…

By Sheenagh Matthews – Mar 1, 2012 8:06 AM GMT

BASF SE (BASF), the world’s biggest chemical maker, is in talks with Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA) to determine who should pay a 490 million-euro ($653 million) fine for contamination in Brazil.

The site in Paulinia was “significantly” contaminated by the production of crop protection products, and BASF and Shell were jointly ordered in August 2010 to pay damages to former employees for medical treatment and personal suffering, BASF said in its 2011 annual report. read more

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Human rights and U.S. courts

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The U.S. Supreme Court shouldn’t give corporations a pass in human rights cases involving foreign victims.

March 1, 2012

If foreign victims of human rights abuses can use U.S. courts to seek justice from their tormentors, it shouldn’t matter whether they were mistreated by an individual or a corporation. But the Supreme Court was urged this week by an international oil company to insulate it from a law against torture and other violations of the “law of nations.”

In 1789, Congress enacted the Alien Tort Statute, which gave federal district courts jurisdiction over “any civil action by an alien for a tort committed in violation of the law of nations or a treaty of the United States.” Apparently Congress had in mind a small number of torts — or civil wrongs — including piracy and attacks on ambassadors. The law gathered dust for almost 200 years until it was rediscovered by lawyers for victims of human rights abuses. read more

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Shell launches preemptive legal strike

Royal Dutch Shell launched an extraordinary preemptive legal strike Wednesday against opponents of offshore oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean…

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By Kim Murphy February 29, 2012, 5:12 p.m.

Reporting from Seattle—

Royal Dutch Shell launched an extraordinary preemptive legal strike Wednesday against opponents of offshore oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean, filing suit against more than a dozen environmental organizations likely to challenge its plan for drilling exploratory wells in the Chukchi Sea this summer.

In a petition for declaratory relief filed in U.S. District Court in Anchorage, the oil giant seeks to have the court rule that the U.S. government complied with federal law when it approved Shell’s oil spill response plan for upcoming exploratory well-drilling in the Arctic. read more

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