Houston Court Finds No Personal Jurisdiction over Houma Company in Jones Act Suit

Published by The Pellegrin Firm August 30, 2020

On June 23, 2020, a Texas appellate court found that no personal jurisdiction existed over Houma, Louisiana-based Baywater Drilling, LLC in Texas state court. The case arose out of an alleged injury of a Jones Act plaintiff in waters off of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. Baywater Drilling is a Delaware limited liability company, but its principal place of business is in Houma, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana.