Columbia Gas Pitches Deal In Suit Over Pipeline

Law360, New York (May 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Columbia Gas Transmission LLC has asked a federal judge to certify a class of about 111 plaintiffs and give a green light to a settlement deal in a case over alleged contamination from an abandoned natural gas pipeline.

Named plaintiff Emogene Helmick and Columbia Gas Transmission filed a joint motion Monday seeking conditional class certification for settlement purposes and preliminary approval of the settlement agreement in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

The settlement pact calls for Columbia Gas Transmission to...
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