Justices Seek Advice On Gas Antitrust Preemption Case

Law360, New York (December 2, 2013, 7:47 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked the federal government to weigh in on whether it should hear a dispute over whether the Natural Gas Act preempts multidistrict litigation accusing a slew of energy companies of fixing the price of natural gas.

The justices invited U.S. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. to submit a brief in the case, which stems from a MDL brought by Learjet Inc., Arandell Corp. and others accusing Shell Energy North America LP and others of illegally manipulating the price of...
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