Russian Gas Co. Must Face Trade Secrets Suit: Texas Court

Law360, New York (August 30, 2013, 3:27 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday overturned a lower court order releasing Russian gas giant OAO Gazprom from claims that it stole a Texas energy company's trade secrets, saying Texas courts can hear the trade secret dispute because Gazprom has sufficient contact with the state.

The Texas high court found that Gazprom chose to attend meetings in Texas where Moncrief Oil International Inc.'s trade secrets were shared, overturning lower court findings that supported Gazprom's argument that the companies had met in various states and thus Moncrief's...
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