Suit Over Pipeline Hazard To Coal Mine Survives

Law360, New York (March 24, 2010, 5:05 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has refused to throw out a suit by coal mining company American Energy Corp. seeking a court order requiring Texas Eastern Transmission LP to take steps to ensure its natural gas pipelines do not damage American Energy's nearby coal mines.

Judge George Smith of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on Tuesday denied Texas Eastern's motion to dismiss the suit, ruling that American Energy has stated sufficient claims to proceed with the case.

According to the suit, filed in...
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