New Dominion Forum Shopping Over Oil Contracts: BP

Law360, New York (March 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Accusing plaintiff New Dominion LLC of forum shopping, defendant BP Oil Supply Co. has asked that a case over interest in multimillion-dollar oil contracts be dismissed on the grounds that New Dominion filed allegedly identical claims in an adversary proceeding pending in the bankruptcy of oil distributor SemCrude LP.

BP Oil Supply Co. filed a motion Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma claiming that the “first-to-file” rule barred New Dominion from filing the Oklahoma case relating to BP’s complex oil...
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