Gas Shippers Lose Class Bid In Kickback Suit

Law360, New York (August 21, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has denied certification to a proposed class of natural gas shippers that sued pipeline company Columbia Gas Transmission Corp. over an alleged scheme in which Columbia gave services to other natural gas shippers in exchange for kickbacks.

In an order filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Judge Robert C. Chambers ruled that the plaintiffs in the case had not shown that they could represent the interests of the proposed class, or that a class action...
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