Royal Dutch Shell Plc  .com Rotating Header Image

ROYAL DUTCH SHELL DEFAMATION ACTION IN RESPECT OF POSTINGS ON THIS WEBSITE: IMPRISONMENT OR FINE?

PART 5: : MONDAY 27 MARCH 2006
By Alfred Donovan
This is the final part in a series of five articles relating to the defamation action which EIGHT Royal Dutch Shell companies have collectively brought against Shell whistleblower Dr Huong in respect of postings on this website under his name.
In parts 1 to 4, we published the letter from TH Liew (the lawyers acting for Shell) and the accompanying “NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE” which they served on Dr Huong on Wednesday, 15 Match 2006 notifying of Shell's intention to issue contempt of court proceedings punishable by imprisonment or fine.
Since I am named in the proceedings and have played the key role in the various internet publications at the heart of the case, I was asked by Dr Huong and his lawyers to supply an Affidavit testifying to the facts. Extracts from my draft Affidavit were inserted into the first four articles.
I will now publish my comments on some primary issues covered by the Plaintiff group of EIGHT Royal Dutch Shell companies in their recent REPLY to the DEFENCE filed by Dr Huong. We have already published both documents. However, for ease of reference, I have republished Shell's entire REPLY again and have inserted my comments printed in red. All yellow highlighting is mine. All underlining is by Shell lawyers, TH Liew.
An extract:
What it all seems to boil down to is that the plaintiff Royal Dutch Shell companies were initially keen to associate themselves with the Shell brand generally when complaining about alleged damage to Shell's reputation. However they are now attempting to divorce themselves from the association because of well placed fears about Shell having to supply discovery documents which will blow the lid off Shell management misdeeds generally.
PARTS 1, 2, 3 & 4 ARE ALSO ACCESSIBLE VIA THIS ARTICLE

For the complete article click on the link below: –
http://shellnews.net/2006 docs/DR HUONG 2006/royal_dutch_shell_group-part-five-dr-huong-march-2006.htm

royaldutchshellplc.com and its sister websites royaldutchshellgroup.com, shellenergy.website, shellnazihistory.com, royaldutchshell.website, johndonovan.website, shellnews.net and shell2004.com are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

0 Comments on “ROYAL DUTCH SHELL DEFAMATION ACTION IN RESPECT OF POSTINGS ON THIS WEBSITE: IMPRISONMENT OR FINE?”

Leave a Comment

%d bloggers like this: