This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Mar 4, 2008.
13.6 Lawsuits abroad
a) In the United States - P-19 and P31
On July 25, 2002, Braspetro Oil Service Co. (Brasoil) and Petrobras won related lawsuits filed with an American lower court by the insurance companies United States Fidelity & Guaranty Company and American Home Assurance Company, which had, since 1997, attempted to obtain a legal judgment in the United States to exempt them from the obligation to indemnify Brasoil for the construction (performance bond) of platforms P-19 and P-31, and from Petrobras, the refund of any amounts that they might be ordered to pay in the performance bond proceeding.
A court decision by the first level of the Federal Court of the District of New York recognized the right of Brasoil and Petrobras to receive indemnity for losses and damages in the amount of US$ 237 million, plus interest and reimbursement of legal expenses on the date of effective receipt, relating to the performance bond, totaling approximately US$ 370 million.