screen-shot-2016-11-10-at-15-25-06By John Donovan (right)

The High Court in London will today begin hearing the latest case against Royal Dutch Shell brought by the London law firm Leigh Day on behalf of Nigerian claimants.

Thousands of farmers and fishermen located in the Niger River Delta region who have suffered from oil spills and related toxic pollution. 

Leigh Day approached me last year making “an impassioned appeal” for my help, after first contacting me via Greenpeace.

This is not an unusual occurrence. Many parties contemplating or involved in litigation against Shell contact me after becoming aware of my Shell related website activities and a decades-long history of dealing with Shell, including its army of lawyers (over a thousand) and spooks (Shell Global Security and their external spy firm Hakluyt).

In this case, I was pleased to provide relevant information in various forms, including from Shell related sources. Leigh Day even searched my websites and found a Shell internal document that I did not realise we still had. Not surprising, since we have over 40,000 articles, confidential Shell documents, leaked Shell communications etc., all stored and accessible online.

A potential treasure trove for parties with a deep interest in Shell.

Shell has already settled a similar case for $83.5 million brought by Leigh Day on behalf of other Nigerian claimants. 

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