Docket Nos. 06-4800-cv, 06-4876-cv.

642 F.3d 268 (2011)

Esther KIOBEL, individually and on behalf of her late husband, Dr. Barinem Kiobel, Bishop Augustine Numene John-Miller, Charles Baridorn Wiwa, Israel Pyakene Nwidor, Kendricks Dorle Nwikpo, Anthony B. Kote-Witah, Victor B. Wifa, Dumle J. Kunenu, Benson Magnus Ikari, Legbara Tony Idigima, Pius Nwinee, Kpobari Tusima, individually and on behalf of his late father, Clemente Tusima, Plaintiffs-Appellants-Cross-Appellees, v. ROYAL DUTCH PETROLEUM CO., Shell Transport and Trading Company PLC, Defendants-Appellees-Cross-Appellants, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, Ltd., Defendant.

United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.

Decided: February 4, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Paul L. Hoffman , Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman, LLP, Venice, CA ( Carey R. D'Avino , Berger & Montague, P.C., Philadelphia, PA, on the brief), for Plaintiffs-Appellants-Cross-Appellees.

Rowan D. Wilson ( Rory O. Millson , Thomas G. Rafferty , on the brief), Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, New York, NY, for Defendants-Appellees-Cross-Appellants.

Judge LEVAL dissents in a separate opinion.


A petition for panel rehearing having been made by Plaintiffs-Appellants-Cross-Appellees, the petition is hereby DENIED.

DENNIS JACOBS, Chief Judge, concurring in the denial of panel rehearing:

I concur in the denial of panel rehearing, for the following reasons. Having subscribed to Judge Cabranes's sound and elegant opinion, I see no reason to revisit its argument. At the same time, I acknowledge that Judge Leval's opinion is...

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