Texas Judge Tosses Pipe Supplier's Suit Over Saudi Plant

Law360, New York (April 2, 2013, 1:47 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Friday tossed oil and gas pipe supplier Special Industries Inc.'s suit alleging three foreign companies breached agreements to develop a pipe heat-treating and threading plant in Saudi Arabia, saying the suit lacks personal jurisdiction.

U.S. District Judge Melinda Harmon granted motions to dismiss from Saudi Arabia global investment company Zamil Group Holding Co., its unit Saudi Seamless Pipes Factory Co. Ltd. and French pipe maker Vallourec & Mannesmann Tubes SA, saying SII's suit seeking a finder's fee and other payments for...
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