Enterprise Products Can't Dodge ETP Pipeline Deal Suit

Law360, New York (August 8, 2013, 2:28 PM EDT) -- A Texas state judge on Wednesday declined to toss a suit launched by Energy Transfer Partners LP alleging Enterprise Products Partners LP breached a 2011 agreement by replacing ETP as its joint venture partner in a 500-mile crude oil pipeline project.

In a brief one-page order, Judge Emily Tobolowsky of the 298th Judicial District Court in Dallas denied Enterprise’s motions for summary judgment and partial summary judgment, saying Enterprise’s arguments lacked merit. The ruling allows the dispute to head to trial next month.

“The court is...
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