Enterprise Fights ETP's $1B Claim Over Pipeline Deal

Law360, Dallas (May 31, 2013, 8:09 PM EDT) -- Enterprise Products Partners LP on Friday asked a Texas state court judge to throw out a $1 billion lawsuit brought by Energy Transfer Partners LP, which contends Enterprise wrongly replaced it with Enbridge USA Inc. as a joint venture partner in a 500-mile crude oil pipeline project.

Enterprise argued that though it started talks with ETP about building the pipeline from Cushing, Okla., to Houston, the companies never formally committed to the project and said it exercised a provision in their joint venture agreement that allowed...
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