5th Circ. Says Solar Plant Suit Belongs In Texas Court

Law360, New York (February 1, 2017, 6:48 PM EST) -- The Fifth Circuit on Wednesday upheld the remand of a dispute between the owner of an Idaho solar power project and a prospective builder of the plant to Texas state court, saying a confidentiality agreement between the parties clearly requires all disputes be resolved in that venue.

A three judge panel found the forum selection clause in the mutual confidentiality agreement, or MCA, between Centaurus Renewable Energy LLC, who was in the process of acquiring project owner Grand View PV Solar Two LLC, and potential contractor Helix Electric LLC and several related entities stipulated that the courts of Harris County, Texas,...

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