MLB Pitcher's Pipeline Suit Survives On Ecotourism Argument

Law360, New York (September 27, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT) -- Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett successfully kept alive his suit to redirect a pipeline built across his Texas deer hunting ranch after a federal judge determined Friday that he had demonstrated actual harm in the form of potential lost ecotourism revenue.

The star pitcher, alongside ranch owners Beckett Ventures Inc. and Hall of Fame Land Ventures LP, claim Eagle Ford Midstream LP and NET Midstream LLC have violated the Endangered Species Act by building a pipeline under eminent domain right-of-way that has disturbed a protected...
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Case Information

Case Title

Beckett Ventures, Inc et al v. Eagle Ford Midstream, LP et al

Case Number



Texas Southern

Nature of Suit

893(Environmental Matters)


Judge Diana Saldana

Date Filed

October 16, 2012

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