Rhonda Weiner Comments on TGS Case with Inside Counsel

08 September 2015 News

Partner Rhonda Reed Weiner spoke with Inside Counsel about the Houston’s First Court of Appeals’ refusal to hear a $6.4 billion lawsuit against TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Co. over an alleged breach of contract with the government of the Republic of Togo.

Brenham Oil & Gas Inc. argued that the lawsuit should be tried in Harris County, Texas since it is based in Kemah, Texas and TGS has a main office in Houston. The court disagreed and dismissed the suit because the Republic of Togo is able to provide a suitable forum to settle the allegations.

“This was an important win. If it had gone forward in the United States, it would have been a very unfair lawsuit,” said Ms. Weiner. “This would have been a very large case for damage models if it had gone forward.”

TGS is represented by Gardere Partners Rhonda Weiner and Peter Scaff. The full article can be accessed here.

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