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Foreign Oil Rig Workers' OT Action To Remain In NM

Law360 (May 28, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has declined to transfer an overtime collective action brought by foreign rig hands against staffing service RigStaff Texas LLC and oil field services provider Schlumberger Technology Corp., finding that the defendants have failed to show that the current forum is inconvenient.

Judge Bruce B. Black of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico on Tuesday denied RigStaff and Schlumberger's motion to transfer to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, a venue the defendants claimed would be...
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