Court Speeds Up Amaranth Trader's Appeal

Law360, New York (September 26, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal appeals court on Thursday effectively denied a bid by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to delay a former lead trader at defunct hedge fund Amaranth Advisors LLC's appeal of FERC's jurisdiction in a suit over his alleged manipulation of natural gas futures contract prices.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied FERC's request to consolidate Brian Hunter's request to appeal FERC's jurisdiction in the case with a separate appeal filed earlier by Amaranth.

Judges Douglas H. Ginsburg, David S. Tatel and...
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