Gas Co. Settles Texas Family's Pipeline Explosion Suit

Law360, New York (April 27, 2011, 8:52 PM EDT) -- El Paso Natural Gas Co. has agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to settle a suit brought by a Texas family after a 2009 pipeline explosion destroyed their home and caused them severe burns, the plaintiffs' attorney said Wednesday.

Agnieszka Torres and her husband Alfredo Torres, daughter Franczeska Torres and son Daniel Torres accused El Paso Natural Gas of failing to properly maintain its high-pressure gas pipeline near Amarillo, Texas. The pipeline exploded in the middle of the night in November 2009, starting a fire that...
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