Last Antitrust Claim Against Columbia Gas Tossed

Law360, New York (July 14, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Columbia Gas Transmission Corp. has prevailed in its bid to have the last remaining antitrust claim tossed from a complaint brought by a natural gas shipper -- one of several that sued the interstate pipeline operator five years ago over an alleged scheme to allow select shippers to store gas in exchange for kickbacks.

In a two-page order Tuesday, Judge Robert C. Chambers of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia granted Columbia's motion for summary judgment on a claim for breach...
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