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Texas High Court Stays Gas Theft Suit To Weigh Arbitration

Law360, Houston (June 13, 2013, 7:07 PM EDT) -- Texas' highest court on Thursday suspended litigation against a leaseholder accused of stealing natural gas from DCP Midstream LP in order to resell it to the company, while the court considers whether the dispute is subject to an alleged co-conspirator’s arbitration agreement with DCP.

Without comment, the Texas Supreme Court granted Mike Karlin’s request to stay the underlying case, which he says should be arbitrated pursuant to a supply agreement DCP signed in 2006 that calls for Liquid Petroleum Resources Inc., which is also named in the suit, to deliver natural gas from leases partially owned by Karlin.

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