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The parties to the underlying litigation are foreign corporations suing for allegations related to fraud and breach of fiduciary duty based upon allegedly improper conduct regarding a possible joint venture to build a liquid petroleum gas distribution system in India. The Appellants are three, foreign owned, Mauritius companies, who sued two of British Petroleums ("BP") subsidiaries related to the project. The Mauritius companies filed suit in Dallas, Texas. The parties engaged in extensive discovery limited to issues regarding the special appearances filed by the defendants and the Motion to Dismiss for Forum Non Conveniens filed by the defendants. After a hearing on the Motion to Dismiss for Forum Non Conveniens, the trial court granted the motion and dismissed the case. The trial court entered findings of fact and conclusions of law. Appellants appeal raising seven issues. Issue No. One is a challenge to the trial courts dismissal of the case as an abuse of discretion. Issue Nos. Two through Seven challenge the trial courts specific findings of fact and conclusions of law on the grounds that the findings were either an abuse of discretion or not supported by legally or factually sufficient evidence.