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SKV Wins Fifth Circuit Appeal Regarding Scope of Arbitration Clause

In 2019, SKV’s client, Polyflow, LLC, demanded that Specialty RTP, LLC, and John Wright arbitrate Polyflow’s claims for breach of contract and torts that stemmed from a 2017 settlement agreement. When Specialty RTP and Wright refused to arbitrate as the settlement agreement required, Polyflow petitioned to compel arbitration in the Southern District of Texas. The district court denied Polyflow’s petition in a one-sentence order.

SKV Wins Appeal Affirming Multi-Million Dollar Judgment for BPX Energy in Oil and Gas Contract Dispute

The 14th Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed SKV client BPX Energy’s multi-million dollar judgment against Crimson Exploration Operating, Inc. in a long-running dispute over drilling costs Crimson agreed to pay for a well drilled in 2012. The trial court had entered judgment for BPX Energy subsidiary BPX Operating Company after a five-day trial in 2019, and Crimson appealed.