Forum-Shopping Question On Hold In $1.1B Power Plant Fight

Law360 (April 19, 2021, 8:52 PM EDT) -- Although counsel for an energy company faced tough questions Monday as to whether it had engaged in forum shopping when suing over a soured $1.1 billion Angolan power plant project, a New York federal judge nevertheless deferred on deciding the issue.

U.S. District Judge John P. Cronan instead ordered counsel for the energy company, Aenergy SA, along with Angola and several General Electric Co. entities accused of sabotaging Aenergy's contract with the Central African country, to provide him with additional insight into arguments that the allegations may be time-barred in Angola, or that such a case would be blocked due to sovereign...

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