El Paso Must Pay MasTec $5M In Extra Pipeline Costs

Law360, New York (May 10, 2010, 4:35 PM EDT) -- MasTec North America Inc. is entitled to more than $4.7 million it spent in extra costs it incurred in contract work replacing a butane pipeline for El Paso Field Services LP, a Texas appellate court has ruled, reversing a trial judge's decision.

Thursday's 2-1 ruling, in the Court of Appeals for the First District of Texas, upheld a jury's finding that El Paso Field Services breached the due diligence provision of the contract and turned aside a trial court's post-verdict judgment.

According to the appellate ruling,...
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