Shell Loses Bid To Toss PPG's Supply Agreement Suit

Law360, New York (February 1, 2010, 6:53 PM EST) -- Shell Chemical LP and its subsidiary Motiva Enterprises LLC have lost their bid to either toss or transfer a suit accusing them of improperly terminating a three-year agreement to purchase PPG Industries Inc.'s diaphragm-grade liquid caustic soda for use at Texas refining facilities.

Judge Gary L. Lancaster of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on Thursday refused to grant the refineries' request to dismiss PPG's complaint for improper venue or, in the alternative, to transfer venue to Texas, ruling that a dispute...
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