No. 15-20260.

814 F.3d 300 (2016)

Rasheed AL RUSHAID; Al Rushaid Petroleum Investment Corporation; Al Rushaid Parker Drilling, Limited, Plaintiffs-Appellees, v. NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO, INCORPORATED; National Oilwell Varco; Grant Prideco, L.P.; Grant Prideco Holdings, L.L.C.; National Oilwell Varco Norway, A.S.; Now Oilfield Services, L.L.C., Defendants-Appellants.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

February 17, 2016.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Gary P. Naftalis (argued), Alan Roy Friedman , Michael S. Oberman, Esq. , Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel, L.L.P., Jeremy A. Cohen , Wolf, Haldenstein, Adler, Freeman & Herz, New York, NY, Larry Don Knippa , Houston, TX, Christopher G. Lyons , Miami, FL, for Plaintiffs-Appellees.

Eileen F. O'Neill (argued), Michelle Rose Meriam, Esq. , Ware, Jackson, Lee, O'Neill, Smith & Barrow, L.L.P., Houston, TX, Catherine Barrett Rice, Esq. , Jones Walker, L.L.P., New Orleans, LA, Carmen Marie Rodriguez, Esq. , Gary Jude Russo , Lafayette, LA, for Defendants-Appellants.

Before STEWART, Chief Judge, and REAVLEY, and DAVIS, Circuit Judges.

This case reaches the Fifth Circuit for a second time. And, though the litigation has been pending for five years, we are asked for a second time to reverse an order denying a motion to compel arbitration. We previously found that defendant National Oilwell Varco Norway ("NOV Norway") had a contractual right to arbitration...

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