D’Amato & Lynch partners Neal M. Glazer and Jan H. Duffalo, representing Ironshore Specialty Insurance Company, obtained dismissal on jurisdictional grounds of a Houston federal court lawsuit that Halliburton Energy Services Inc. brought as a defensive tactic to avoid mandatory arbitration. Although Ironshore had been involved in a Texas state court action brought by its insured Statoil against several insurance companies, Ironshore among them, in which Ironshore asserted crossclaims, the District Court ruled that this was not enough to establish that Ironshore was subject to personal jurisdiction in Texas. Halliburton has appealed the dismissal to the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The District Court decision is the subject of a Law360 article found here. Click here to view the Order Granting the Motion to Dismiss.