Natural Gas Company Owners Escape Ex-Partner's Suit
Law360 (May 14, 2019, 8:02 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge tossed a suit brought by a group of investors accusing former partners in a natural gas import-export venture of freezing them out, ruling Monday the defendants’ ties to the state were too weak to satisfy the standards of personal jurisdiction.
The investors, led by Andrew Kunian, had claimed that their breach of contract and fiduciary duty suit against Francis Smollon, Colin Williams and their companies should be tried in Massachusetts because communications between Kunian and his former partners took place there, and because Smollon and Williams were executives of two Massachusetts companies that are not named in this...
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