Kinder Morgan Insurer Wants To Arbitrate Leak Spat

Law360, New York (June 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Bermuda insurer has moved to toss a suit with a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Inc., claiming that a multimillion-dollar dispute over coverage for a pipeline leak and subsequent site remediation should be settled through arbitration because a United Nations treaty binds the companies.

Associated Gas and Electric Insurance Services Ltd. filed a motion to dismiss the suit and compel arbitration with Plantation Pipe Line Co. on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Since the insurer is based in Bermuda,...
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