Texas Court Cuts Chevron Unit Loose From Oil Rig Injury Suit

Law360 (December 3, 2019, 8:01 PM EST) -- A Thailand-based Chevron unit has escaped a suit accusing it of causing a worker’s injuries suffered on an offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Thailand, after a Texas appellate court on Tuesday said the Chevron unit did not have sufficient ties with Texas.

A three-judge Fourteenth Court of Appeals panel unanimously reversed the denial of a dismissal bid lodged by Chevron Thailand Exploration & Production Ltd. in a suit accusing the Chevron unit, fellow subsidiary Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and a Texas-based oil rig services company, Rig QA International, of causing Chevron worker Jaime Taylor’s injuries.

The suit claims, among other...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!