Judge issues ruling in Bateman Litwin lawsuit

By | August 04, 2008
In the pending lawsuit filed by Dutch energy company Bateman Litwin NV against Robert and Bibb Swain, cofounders of Virginia-based ethanol process technology firm Delta-T Corp., a magistrate judge ruled in favor of the Swains, recommending that the fraud aspects of the case be dismissed. The judge also recommended that the Swains be allowed to move forward with defamation claims brought against Bateman Litwin and certain company executives. The lawsuit was originally filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Dec. 21, 2007, by Bateman Litwin, which claimed the Swains misrepresented Delta-T's financial status during the July 2007 sale of the company.