Netherlands Shell Sued

October 11, 2012 - 5:34 AM
Alali Efanga, right, and Chief Fidelis A. Oguru, plaintiffs in the court case of Nigerian farmers against Shell, wait for the start of their case in The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday Oct. 11, 2012. Nigerian farmers are suing Shell in a Dutch court, asking judges to order the oil multinational to clean up environmental damage the farmers say is caused by leaking pipes. Thursday's case in The Hague Civil Court is a legal landmark in the Netherlands as it marks the first time a Dutch company has been sued for alleged environmental mismanagement caused by an overseas subsidiary. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)