A federal bankruptcy judge in New York has barred California from pursuing its claims in a pending suit against the Enron Corp. arising from that state's energy crisis a few years ago. California joined a long list of claimants in filing with the bankruptcy court in 2002, then earlier this year filed a separate action against Enron in California state court mirroring those claims. Judge Arthur Gonzalez rejected the parallel suit as "an exercise in forum shopping."
California's Claims Against Enron Must Stay in N.Y. Bankruptcy Court
New York Law Journal
October 1, 2004