Judge Nixes Antitrust Claims Against Columbia Gas

Law360, New York (July 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has granted Columbia Gas Transmission Corp. summary judgment against antitrust claims filed by two gas shippers against the pipeline operator for allegedly allowing certain gas shippers to store gas in the pipeline in exchange for kickbacks.

Judge Robert C. Chambers of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia on Thursday ruled that the antitrust claims, brought by Advantage Energy Marketing Inc. and 1564 East Lancaster Avenue Business Trust, were time-barred because the companies hadn't been active on Columbia's pipeline since...
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