Kinder Morgan Must Face San Diego Pollution Suit

Law360, New York (March 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Dealing a blow to Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP, a federal judge on Friday declined to toss claims by the city of San Diego that the pipeline giant has dragged its feet on cleaning up a fuel plume that contaminated groundwater.

Judge Thomas J. Whelan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California denied Kinder Morgan's motion to dismiss the lion's share of the city's claims against it, ruling that the plaintiffs did not have to exhaust any administrative remedies and that the...
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