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Marketing Week Magazine: Shell faces libel action as Don’s founder issues writ

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Marketing Week Magazine: Shell faces libel action as Don’s founder issues writ

21 April 1995

Alfred Donovan, a founder of sales promotion company Don Marketing and the Shell Corporate Conscience Pressure Group, has issued a writ against Shell UK claiming damages for libel.

This latest twist in the long-running legal wrangle between Don Marketing and Shell comes as the two companies prepare to meet in court over Don’s accusation that Shell used the agency’s ideas in a series of promotions without permission or payment (MW February 24 and March 31).

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Marketing Week Magazine: Shell faces libel action as Don’s founder issues writ

Alfred Donovan, a founder of sales promotion company Don Marketing and the Shell Corporate Conscience Pressure Group, has issued a writ against Shell UK claiming damages for libel.

PROMOTIONS & INCENTIVES: Shell promotions dispute intensifies

The legal dispute between Shell and Don Marketing over the origin of two promotions has become a public feud, with both sides adopting hardline positions.

Forecourt Trader: Shell speaks out over Don

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Forecourt Trader: Shell speaks out over Don

April 1995

Shell has broken its vow of silence and issued a strongly-worded statement to defend itself against what it sees as “the growing number of untrue and often offensive allegations being made by Don Marketing”.

Shell is defending legal actions which allege that it wrongfully used two forecourt promotions devised by Don Marketing. Previously, the oil company has remained silent, preferring to “resolve the dispute in the courts which Shell believes is the proper forum for a commercial dispute”.

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Affidavit supplied by an Independent Solicitor Verifying Shell Business Ethics Survey Results

Affidavit supplied by an independent solicitor (Gross & Co) verifying Shell Business Ethics Survey Results

Includes self-explanatory exhibit and written communications received from Shell dealers: April 1995

Extract from handwritten note from a Shell Licensee:

“I AM NOT AT ALL HAPPY WITH SHELL. I BELIEVE THE CURRENT REGIME IS TOTALLY IMMORAL”

Extract from a letter:

“The fickle nature and lack of honour within our negotiations were a shock to our selves coming from a large company as Shell obviously is.”

LINK TO AFFIDAVIT AND ASSOCIATED MATERIAL

 

http://www.shellnews.net/PDFs/GrossAffidavitApril1995.pdf

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