Noble Execs Can't Shake FCPA Nigerian Bribery Suit

Law360, Houston (December 7, 2012, 8:20 PM EST) -- A Texas federal judge said Friday that he would not dismiss the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission's suit against Noble Corp. executives allegedly involved in a bribery scheme to secure illicit permits for oil rigs in Nigeria.

During a hearing on motions to dismiss brought on behalf of former Noble CEO Mark A. Jackson and James J. Ruehlen, the current director of Nigerian subsidiary Noble Drilling (Nigeria) Ltd., U.S. District Judge Keith P. Ellison said he would allow the SEC to amend its complaint in response to...
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