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Russia's OAO Gazprom Monday prevailed in a Texas court case brought by Moncrief Oil International, which had alleged that Gazprom backed out of a deal to develop a gas field in Siberia and stole Moncrief company secrets. Moncrief dropped its US$1.37 billion lawsuit against Gazprom with prejudice, according to Baker Botts LLP, which represented Gazprom. The law firm said it proved that Moncrief had presented fabricated evidence against Gazprom. "The dismissal of this case during trial puts an end to years of litigation by Moncrief Oil International over alleged trade secrets and supposed interference with its business, none of which had merit," said Michael Calhoon, a trial partner with Baker Botts. The trial in Fort Worth was the third attempt by Moncrief to win damages after earlier attempts in 2007 before a Texas federal court and in 2010 in Germany were both dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. 

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