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Suits Squabble Over Energy Futures Jurisdiction

Law360 (July 25, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission slammed Amaranth Advisors LLC and its former head energy trader with a suit Wednesday accusing them of manipulating natural gas futures. That accusation has already prompted discussions among lawmakers about how to regulate markets.

The suit came as a prompt response to a suit the named trader, Brian Hunter, filed Monday against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission over its investigation of him and the now-defunct hedge fund.

According to Hunter, because the alleged actions pertained not to actual natural gas but...
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