Judge’s ruling keeps $1 billion Carlton Energy Group lawsuit from forced arbitration

Several attorneys from Williams Kherkher are part of a team representing Carlton Energy Group LLC as they pursue $1 billion in unpaid African oil field profits.

Carlton Energy Group LLC claims the right to 10 percent of the profits earned for its stakes in a Cliveden Petroleum Co. LTD venture that began in 2000. Cliveden’s exploratory probe into the oil and gas resources of the Republic of Chad yielded highly profitable and unexpected results.

Some reports state that, upon finding out the field was worth billions, China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) moved to buy out Cliveden and dissolve all former partnerships. As a result, Carlton has yet to be paid.

After the initial suit against Cliveden was moved to federal court, Carlton successfully petitioned to add CNPC and other affiliated companies to the list of defendants named in the lawsuit. Cliveden petitioned to move quickly into arbitration, but a Texas Federal Judge recently ruled on the side of the plaintiff and agreed that “there is sufficient proof that [these newly named companies] should be added to the list of defendants” and as such, “the court cannot force arbitration.”

 


Williams Kherkher Partners with Preberg, Faucett and Abbot

Williams Kherkher is pleased to announce that it will be partnering with Preberg, Faucett and Abbot, an emerging intellectual property and commercial litigation firm, to offer contingency-fee representation to clients who might not otherwise be able to pursue essential commercial litigation. For many small and medium-sized companies, the costs of paying hourly attorney’s fees is simply too high to make litigation a realistic option, even if it may be essential to business objectives. The contingency-fee model that Williams Kherkher and Preberg, Faucett and Abbot are able to provide for clients will allow companies or individuals in these positions to pursue commercial litigation for issues such as intellectual property disputes, misappropriation of trade secrets, and other concerns.

To learn more about this exciting new partnership, you can click here.


Attorney Armi Easterby Helps Businesses with Oil Spill Claims

Armi Easterby, a member of the Williams Kherkher legal team, has been helping business owners to pursue claims for compensation as part of the BP class action settlement, relating to the devastating oil spill in 2010 which heavily affected business activity in the Gulf region. Easterby helps business owners to determine whether or not they may qualify for compensation for damages their business may have suffered in the immediate aftermath of the disaster.

It is important to note that business owners aren’t required to provide specific documents demonstrating particular losses resulting from the oil spill. Instead, a part of the class action settlement mandated that BP establish a formula to examine businesses’ revenue both before and after the oil spill to determine whether any losses may have been attributable to the spill. Armi’s work in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, and Texas is helping business owners to understand that they, too, may be eligible for compensation. The entire states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama are in the zone, so if a business owner in those states is far from the Gulf Coast, they still may have a claim.

To see a recent news story on a Town Hall Armi led in Shreveport, read the full story here.

At Williams Kherkher, we’ve been helping victims of the BP oil spill since the very beginning of the claims process, and we know what it takes to help a claimant secure the compensation they need. For the experienced, knowledgeable representation you need on your side, contact an experienced Oil Spill claims lawyer from Williams Kherkher at (888) 220-0640 to take the first step towards protecting your financial stability and your future.


Attorney at Williams Kherkher Represents Legal Publisher in Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

The publisher of O’Connor’s legal books has filed suit against the creators of PUSH:legal, a mobile app, claiming that the content found in the app was taken directly from their texts. The complaint was filed on May 21, 2012 and asserted that the reference books available to attorneys through the PUSH:legal app contained the facts, language, citations, and cases included in several O’Connor’s books, specifically those about property, criminal, and family law.

The official complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in Houston includes the legal demands from the plaintiff. They are seeking $150,000 for each legal book that was plagiarized by PUSH:legal in addition to related damages, court fees, and attorney costs.

Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas’ commercial litigation manager, Armi Easterby, is representing McClure Family LP and JMP Interests LP, the copyright holder and publisher, respectively. He and the firm believe that they have a strong case against Texas Legal Apps, Inc., the creator of PUSH:legal. Easterby has been a member of the Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas, LLP, legal team since 2005 and has decades of experience with commercial law.

For more information about the legal team at Wiliams Kherkher Hart Boundas, LLP, please visit their website www.williamskherkher.com.

 


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