5th Circ. Nixes Medco's Bid For Damages In Pipeline Row

Law360, New York (August 16, 2013, 4:36 PM EDT) -- The Fifth Circuit has rejected Medco Energi US LLC’s claims that a natural gas transporter misrepresented how long it would take to repair a gas pipeline damaged by Hurricane Ike, finding that the filed rate doctrine barred the claims, according to an opinion published Thursday.

A three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit affirmed a Louisiana federal court’s ruling granting summary judgment to transporter Sea Robin Pipeline Co. LLC, saying the filed rate doctrine barred Medco from trying to recover damages over claims that Sea Robin had...
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