Law360: A Texas federal judge refused to grant Petrobras America (Petrobras) permission to refer to certain confidential documents shared in separate arbitration proceedings with an English offshore drilling services company for the purposes of supporting its allegations that Samsung Heavy Industries (Samsung) bribed its way to a lucrative drillship construction contract. Petrobras and Samsung shared the documentation under a non-disclosure agreement when they were both defendants in the arbitration proceedings.
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