Nigerians Fight To Stay In Upcoming Shell Oil Spill Trial

By Joanne Faulkner (September 30, 2021, 6:24 PM BST) -- Counsel for 27,000 Nigerians urged a London appellate panel Thursday for more time to detail when they were allegedly affected by a 2011 oil spill, arguing that preventing them from doing so would keep all but a handful of individuals from pursuing their claims against Shell.

Graham Dunning QC, representing two Nigerian landowners who wish to represent the residents living across a stretch of the West African country's coast roughly the size of Belgium, said that only four individuals and five communities can now contest the limitation period during a trial next year to decide which claims go forward. 

The claimants are...

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