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Allegations and Litigation Relating to Spymasters in Shell’s Corporate Security Department- US legal docs updated June 2022

Allegations and Litigation Relating to Spymasters in Shell’s Corporate Security Department- U.S. legal docs updated June 2022

By John Donovan

Our article – “Spectacular falling out of ‘Security Professionals’ at the top of Shell” – is reprinted on several pages of a recently filed 177-page “Exhibit A” in an astonishing lawsuit involving the head of Shell Global Corporate Affairs Security, James W.D. Hall.

Mr Hall has faced a succession of accusers, starting with the Security Manager for Shell Oil Company, Crockett Oaks III. Shell settled his claim. Mr Mike Oliveri, another guy with a senior military/security affairs background also sued Shell on related allegations involving Mr Hall. Mr Oliveri is a decorated war veteran, a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. Mr Hall’s current accuser is Mr Walied Shater a former US Secret Service agent.

Latest court filings in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Case: 22-20289 Shater v. Shell Oil Co USDC No. 4:20-CV-1465

It seems that the court is keen on public disclosure of the documents filed with the court. In this regard, I note the following statement by the court clerk in the BRIEFING NOTICE DATED 27 June 2022:

Our court has a strong presumption of public access to our court’s records, and the court scrutinizes any request by a party to seal pleadings, record excerpts, or other documents on our court docket. Counsel moving to seal matters must explain in particularity the necessity for sealing in our court. Counsel do not satisfy this burden by simply stating that the originating court sealed the matter, as the circumstances that justified sealing in the originating court may have changed or may not apply in an appellate proceeding. It is the obligation of counsel to justify a request to file under seal, just as it is their obligation to notify the court whenever sealing is no longer necessary. An unopposed motion to seal does not obviate a counsel’s obligation to justify the motion to seal.

Relevant docs:

PLAINTIFF WALIED SHATER’S NOTICE OF APPEAL SERVED 15th June 2022

Letter dated 21st June 2022 from United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit sent to Mr. Mark Joseph Oberti Oberti Sullivan, L.L.P. 712 Main Street Suite 900 Houston, TX 77002-0000

Appearance Form 22nd June 2022

Transcript Order 22 June 2022

BRIEFING NOTICE 27 JUNE 2022 by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit sent 27 June 2022 to Mr. Mark Joseph Oberti Oberti Sullivan, L.L.P. 712 Main Street Suite 900 Houston, TX 77002-0000

LATEST COURT FILINGS – END

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