the british court permitted the nigerians to litigate shell on account of the oil shed

the british court permitted the nigerians to litigate shell on account of the oil shed.10 thousands of farmers and fishermen were allowed to sue shell in the british court on charges of leaking oil in the nigerian delta. due to water pollution and agricultural land caused by oil spills london lawyers leigh day filed suit on behalf of the ogale community and billie. the court responded to their request britains high court will on tuesday hold a pre-trial hearing ahead of a court case due to be held next year brought by around 15 000 members of nigerias bodo community against oil giant shell. the people are demanded compensation from the british-dutch company over two oil spills in 2008 having failed to reach a compensation deal last year.