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A federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a Royal Dutch Shell lawsuit that was intended to inoculate the company’s oil-spill plans from challenges by environmentalists.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Shell’s 2012 lawsuit against numerous environmental groups, including Greenpeace and the Center for Biological Diversity, represented a “novel legal strategy” but violated the U.S. Constitution.

http://www.adn.com/article/20141112/9th-circuit-dismisses-shells-pre-emptive-lawsuit-against-environmentalists

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