Rick Pepperman Quoted on BP Case Ruling in Thomson Reuters Article

September 16, 2011

On September 16, Mr. Pepperman was quoted in a Thomson Reuters article titled, “Texas Judge Dismisses BP Derivative Case, Says it Belongs in UK.” In the case, Mr. Pepperman argued for S&C client BP that “[the] plaintiffs hadn't followed the proper procedure under British law and obtained permission to sue from the High Court; that the Houston court does not have jurisdiction over non-U.S. defendants; and that a U.S. court is not the appropriate venue for the case.” Mr. Pepperman also commented that “he was pleased with Houston federal judge Keith Ellison's ruling” that England has a greater interest in overseeing the case.