Coal Company Loses Bid For Damages In Pipeline Row

Law360, Los Angeles (August 15, 2013, 7:43 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit denied Murray Energy Corp. its chance to dig damages out of a pipeline financed by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP and ConocoPhillips, finding on Thursday that the coal company was responsible for costs it incurred when it sped up mining to avoid working with an active pipeline overhead.

Murray alleged it was forced to accelerate coal mining in the pipeline area to clear it completely before natural gas began flowing. Rockies Express Pipeline LLC — a joint venture run by Kinder Morgan, Conoco...
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