CMS, Duke, Reliant Dropped From Natural Gas MDL

Law360, New York (February 24, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Parent company defendants CMS Energy Corp., Duke Energy Carolinas LLC and Reliant Energy Inc. are the latest energy companies to be dropped from a portion of the multidistrict litigation over an alleged conspiracy to fix wholesale natural gas prices.

Judge Philip Pro of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada granted the defendants’ motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction on Monday, agreeing with the parent companies that they did not directly participate in the alleged conspiracy because they had not conducted business...
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