The Right To Privacy: A $5.3 Million Lesson For Shell?

In many ways, Jeffrey Collins was the very model of a company man--Shell Oil Co., that is. His father retired after 37 years with Shell. Collins spent his entire career there, rising after 19 years to become the No. 2 executive at its Triton Biosciences Inc. unit in Alameda, Calif. But he has spent the past five years suing Shell for wrongful discharge. In June, he won that suit, along with $5.3 million in damages.

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