Antitrust Suit Over Gas Pipeline Access Narrowed

Law360, New York (September 30, 2009, 2:23 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has narrowed an antitrust suit accusing Gunnison Energy Corp. and SG Interests I Ltd. of blocking access to a natural gas pipeline in western Colorado in an alleged bid to drive competitors from the market.

Judge Robert E. Blackburn of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado on Tuesday ruled that no private right of action exists under the Mineral Lands Leasing Act to seek relief against a party for violating its common carrier obligations, and dismissed a portion of the...
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