Texas Court Won't Revive $6.4B Brenham Oil & Gas Suit

Law360, Houston (July 30, 2015, 7:47 PM EDT) -- A Houston court of appeals on Thursday refused to revive a $6.4 billion suit filed by Brenham Oil & Gas Inc. over alleged interference in a contract with the government of the African nation of Togo, saying the trial court was right to throw out the suit against TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co. and ENI SpA on jurisdictional grounds.

Brenham appealed a special appearance in favor of Italian energy giant ENI as well as a forum non conveniens for TGS, arguing that the trial court had both general and specific jurisdiction over ENI and that Togo is neither an available nor adequate forum to bring...

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