Mexican Co. Must Face Oil Workers' Suit Over Sunken Ship

Law360, New York (December 8, 2011, 7:45 PM EST) -- A Texas appeals court ruled Thursday that it has jurisdiction over a negligence at sea suit brought by Mexican oil rig workers on board a ship that sank in the Gulf of Mexico, finding the company involved had sufficient business ties to Texas.

A three-judge panel of the Texas 13th Court of Appeals affirmed a trial court's denial of Oceanografia SA de CV's special appearance, which the offshore oil engineering company appealed on grounds that the court lacked general jurisdiction in the suit alleging negligence at...
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