Fraud Claims Dropped In Halliburton Drilling Patent Case

Law360, New York (October 6, 2009, 3:00 PM EDT) -- Realtimezone Inc. has agreed to drop fraud claims in its patent suit accusing Halliburton Energy Services Inc. of infringing a patent covering hydraulic fracturing in petroleum and natural gas reservoirs.

Judge M. Christina Armijo of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico on Monday granted Halliburton's motion for judgment on the pleadings on the fraud claims, after Realtimezone reached an agreement to dismiss them.

Halliburton's motion, filed last month, noted that the dispute is at bottom one for breach of contract arising from...
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