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Air Liquide Files Lawsuit Against Linde Gas Over Purified Hydrogen Contract
October 31, 2012

HOUSTON – Houston-based Air Liquide Large Industries U.S. LP has filed a lawsuit against Linde Gas North America LLC to enforce a contract for the purchase of purified hydrogen. The lawsuit includes damages claims related to Linde Gas’ failure to honor the contract terms.

According to the lawsuit, an Air Liquide affiliate entered into a 15-year gas supply contract in 1997 with Millennium Petrochemicals Inc., which later assigned the contract to Murray Hill, N.J.-based Linde Gas. The lawsuit details Linde Gas’ failure to supply the required amount of purified hydrogen specified in the contract.  The hydrogen covered by the contract was intended to produce syngas, ethylene and hydrogen-rich fuel.

The Houston-based complex commercial litigation and intellectual property firm Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. (or AZA) filed the lawsuit on behalf of Air Liquide, with firm lawyers Todd Mensing and Chris Lacy serving as lead counsel.

The lawsuit, filed in Harris County District Court, is Air Liquide Large Industries U.S. LP v. Linde Gas North America, LLC, et al., No. 2012-63979.

Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is a Houston-based law firm that is home to true courtroom lawyers with a formidable track record in complex commercial litigation, including energy, intellectual property, securities fraud, construction and business dispute cases. AZA is one of only 32 firms in the U.S. to be recognized as “awesome opponents” in a nationwide poll of corporate general counsel who were asked to name the law firms they hope their companies never have to face in court. In fact, AZA has been hired on many occasions by the same companies the firm has prevailed against at trial. Read more at http://www.azalaw.com.

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