Texas Justices To Review Adding Pipeline Maker To Blast Suit

By Morgan Conley (June 18, 2021, 7:39 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court agreed Friday to consider whether the company that built a gas pipeline that exploded shortly after it changed hands should be looped into in an injured worker's $1 million negligence case against the current owner of the pipeline and the operator that maintains it. 

The justices agreed to review a Fifth Court of Appeals ruling that shut down Eagleridge Operating LLC's attempt to name contractor Aruba Petroleum Inc. as a responsible third party under Chapter 33 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code.

The operating company and USG Properties Barnett II LLC, which bought Aruba's stake...

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