Shell Defendants Ask Court to Reconsider Ruling Allowing Claims Against Executive Officers

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NEW ORLEANS -- Shell defendants involved in a benzene case have asked a federal court to reconsider its recent ruling that dismissed some claims, but allowed ones pending against the defendants' executive officers to proceed. Frank v. Shell Oil Co., No. 11-871 (E.D. La.).

On Nov. 28, Shell Oil Co. and Shell Chemical LP filed a motion for a new trial or reconsideration, contesting the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana's decision to allow claims against the executive officers of the companies to continue.

Lois Frank brought the claims on behalf of her deceased husband, Welman …


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