ThyssenKrupp Can't Shake Gas Pipe Warranty Claims

Law360, New York (April 6, 2011, 4:49 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Pennsylvania on Wednesday refused to dismiss a lawsuit alleging ThyssenKrupp Materials NA breached warranties by marketing defective steel pipes that permanently damaged a gas well shaft.

Judge Arthur J. Schwab of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania denied ThyssenKrupp's motion to dismiss the suit brought by Fairmont Supply Co. and CNX Gas Co. LLC, which allegedly purchased steel pipe from Indian steel manufacturer ISMT Ltd. via ThyssenKrupp.

The plaintiffs allege the pipe was warranted to meet industry standards...
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