Dismissal Of Antitrust Claims Against AEP Upheld

Law360, New York (November 1, 2010, 5:12 PM EDT) -- The judge overseeing multidistrict litigation accusing natural gas companies of conspiring to artificially inflate prices through trading activities has refused to reconsider his decision to dismiss claims against American Electric Power Co. Inc. brought by plaintiffs from Wisconsin and Missouri.

Judge Philip M. Pro of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada on Friday nixed the Wisconsin and Missouri plaintiffs' bids for reconsideration of his March 2009 decisions to drop their claims against American Electric and its affiliate AEP Energy Services Inc. for lack...
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