Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Shell Oil Company
Current Parent Company: 
Royal Dutch Shell
Penalty: 
$63,000,000
Year: 
2019
Date: 
August 23, 2019
Offense Group: 
environment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
environmental violation
Violation Description: 

A jury ordered Shell to pay $63 million for failing to adequately warn of the dangers of the chemical TCP contained in its farm fumigants.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
Merced County (California) Superior Court
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
verdict
Facility State: 
California
HQ Country of Parent: 
Netherlands
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
oil and gas
Specific Industry of Parent: 
oil & gas
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Parent company note: 
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