Spectra Doesn't Have To Face Jury Over $1B Pipeline Pay

Law360, New York (August 27, 2013, 6:40 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Thursday denied jury trials on the compensation a Spectra Energy Corp. subsidiary owes to the owner of a Jersey City property approved for 575 residential units and to the municipality itself over easements for a $1.2 billion New Jersey-to-Manhattan pipeline.

The court could allow jury trials or instead appoint a three-person commission to mull compensation over the takings of subsidiary Texas Eastern Transmission LP, but one of the factors that it was supposed to consider in reaching that decision — the number...
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