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Dutch court rejects Nigerian farmers’ suit against Shell HQ

courtA Dutch court on Wednesday rejected a bid by a group of Nigerian farmers to have Shell’s parent company held responsible for oil damage, saying only subsidiary Shell Nigeria was responsible for one oil leak. T

he court “dismissed all claims against the parent companies… since pursuant to Nigerian law a parent company in principle is not obliged to prevent its subsidiaries from harming third parties abroad,” judge Henk Wien told the court.

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