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Shater v. Shell Oil Co. A spectacular falling out of corporate spies

Shater v. Shell Oil Co. A spectacular falling out of corporate spies

By John Donovan: 3 Dec 2022

Shater v. Shell Oil Co

USDC No. 4:20-CV-1465

The above US court case involves many members of Shell Corporate Securities, including the head of Shell Global Security James WD Hall.

Links to the latest court decisions filed on 28 November 2022.

Shater Judgement 28 Nov 2022

(November 28, 2022 MEMORANDUM TO COUNSEL OR PARTIES LISTED BELOW Regarding: Fifth Circuit Statement on Petitions for Rehearing or Rehearing En Banc No. 22-20289 Shater v. Shell Oil Co USDC No. 4:20-CV-1465)

Shater Case 28 November 2022



  • Shell Oil Co. did not violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act when it decided not to hire a non-White applicant of Egyptian and Sudanese descent in favor of a White, British applicant, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held Nov. 28 (Shater v. Shell Oil Co., No. 22-20289 (5th Cir. Nov. 28, 2022)).
  • The plaintiff was one of three finalists considered for a high-level management position, according to court documents. The finalists were asked the same questions and considered according to the same three criteria. While the plaintiff better fit the third factor considered, the selected candidate had experience more consistent with the first two. The panel decided the latter applicant was the best fit, court documents show.
  • Ultimately, the plaintiff could not show that his lack of selection was pretextual, the 5th Circuit found. While he argued that the White candidate was preselected, noting the panel said it had not made its decision when it had, one panelist testified he could not announce the decision at the time for nondiscriminatory reasons. The plaintiff’s argument that he was “clearly better qualified” than the selected candidate also fell short, the court found — while he was stronger on one element of the criteria, the selected candidate was stronger on the other elements, making them at least similarly qualified.

29 July 2022 Shater Appellant Brief.docx

63 Page Shater Doc 29 July 2022

Same 63 page DOC: but in Readiris PDF form: 63 Page Shater Doc 29 July 2022_1

British Spies, British Lies (James Hall vs Walied Shater)

Information from the Linkedin page for James Hall downloaded 30 July 2022:

If Mr Hall wishes to supply a comment on the court decision dated 28 November 2022, it will be posted here unedited.

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