Drilling Cos. Look To Keep Cordoaria In $50M Suit

Law360, New York (February 2, 2011, 4:22 PM EST) -- A federal judge has ordered Brazilian rope manufacturer Cordoaria Sao Leopoldo SA to list its stateside clients, potentially helping Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and its partners establish jurisdiction in a $50 million suit over a runaway drilling rig.

On Tuesday, Judge Sally Shushan of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana partially granted the bid by Dominion Exploration & Production Inc., Statoilhydro USA E&P Inc. and Anadarko to compel discovery in connection with Cordoaria’s claim that the court lacks personal jurisdiction over the foreign...
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