Energy Cos. Move To Toss State Antitrust Claims

Law360, New York (December 17, 2009, 2:22 PM EST) -- A pair of energy companies involved in the multidistrict price-fixing litigation over wholesale natural gas are trying to dismiss Sinclair Oil Corp.'s claims that they violated state antitrust and consumer protection laws.

Xcel Energy Inc. and e prime inc. on Wednesday filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada for partial summary judgment based on federal preemption.

The defendants want the court to dismiss claims relating to the Oklahoma State Antitrust Reform Act and the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act, as well...
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