Suit Against Hunton & Williams Over Frac Sand Deal Revived

Law360, New York (April 24, 2012, 3:42 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit on Monday overturned the dismissal of a frac sand supplier's tortious interference suit against Hunton & Williams LLP, the law firm's energy client and the client's private equity backers, ruling the case belongs in Wisconsin state court.

The case was brought in 2010 over the law firm's alleged interference in Minerals Development's supply contract with Superior Silica Sands LLC, a portfolio company of Hunton & Williams client Insight Equity LP, a Texas private equity firm.

A three-judge appeals panel ruled that because three...
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