Blow to oil spill fight

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

LON­DON: Bri­tain’s high court ruled yes­ter­day that two groups of Nige­rian vil­lagers can­not pur­sue in UK courts a case against Royal Dutch Shell over oil spill al­le­ga­tions in Nige­ria.

Had the High Court ruled in favour of the two groups, other claimants against Bri­tish-based multi­na­tion­als could have been em­bold­ened to pur­sue le­gal action through the Bri­tish courts, some le­gal ex­perts who had ob­served the case said. – Reuters

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