District Court of Montgomery, Texas Awards Sanctions Against Defendants in Favor of Stibbs & Co. Client, National Oilwell Varco

About The Case

In July 2018, Stibbs & Co.’s filed suit on behalf of its client, National Oilwell Varco (“NOV”), in the 284th Judicial District Court of Montgomery, Texas, alleging misappropriation of trade secrets and fraud, among other claims, against a former employee and his current employer in a case styled, National Oilwell Varco, L.P. v. Bozarth et al. On February 26, 2019, Defendant Allamon Tool Company filed a number of counterclaims against NOV. Stibbs & Co. promptly filed a Motion to Dismiss, pursuant to the Texas Citizens Participation Act, and the Honorable Judge Kristin Bays granted the Motion to Dismiss on April 12, 2019, dismissing all of Allamon’s counterclaims with prejudice, and on May 14, 2019, ordered Allamon to pay $30,000.00 to NOV for its court costs and attorneys fees. The case ultimately resolved with the parties filing an Agreed Final Judgment Granting Permanent Injunction, signed on August 1, 2019.

Lawyers Associated

Stuart W. Lapp Haley Paul

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation