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- Benz Group v. Barreto
Brokers allege that a Brazilian resident and his employer refused to pay them a commission for their help in securing an oil exploration contract in Brazil. The absolute rule of Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §71.051(e), which forecloses a statutory avenue for forum non conveniens dismissal if the plaintiff is a resident suing for wrongful death or personal injury, does not apply to commercial cases like this one. Because the trial court acted within its discretion in ruling that the balance of the equities here weigh in favor of dismissal, the trial court's judgment is affirmed. Houston's 1st Court of Appeals, No. 01-12-00056-CV, 05-09-2013.