Shell Unit's Failed Atty DQ Bid Faulted For Lack Of Research

By Dave Simpson (December 11, 2020, 9:59 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge nixed a Shell subsidiary's attempt to disqualify a rival oil field company's attorney for having previously worked with the subsidiary on matters relating to the patent case at hand, saying Friday that the disqualification bid seemed to be the result of a lack of sufficient research.

U.S. District Judge Nancy F. Atlas declined to sanction oil field technology company Enventure Global Technology Inc., a Royal Dutch Shell PLC subsidiary, for its bid to disqualify the attorneys for oil field equipment provider Weatherford International Ltd., but she did note that the sanctions bid was "not unfounded."

"It appears...

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