Oneok Loses Bid To Toss Natural Gas MDL

Law360, New York (July 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal court judge has rebuffed Oneok Inc.'s motion to toss the claims against it in the expansive multidistrict litigation accusing a number of energy companies of raising and fixing prices for wholesale natural gas.

Oneok argued that this case should be dismissed, like two previous cases were, because the so-called “filed rate doctrine” in the Natural Gas Act would require the district court to determine what the “just and reasonable” rate for wholesale gas would have been—a duty that the law leaves up to the...
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