Judge Keeps Natural Gas Antitrust Suit Alive

Law360, New York (April 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has refused to dismiss an antitrust suit against major energy companies brought by a group of U.S. cities that allege the companies conspired to fix the price of natural gas supplies.

Judge Richard W. Roberts of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected the motion by Exxon Mobil Corp., BP America Inc. and ConocoPhillips Corp. to toss the remaining conspiracy claim from the action, saying it failed to meet the heightened pleading standard established by the U.S. Supreme Court in...
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