The United States Supreme Court issued a decision in the “Gas Cases,” ONEOK v. Learjet. The Polsinelli firm represents commercial and industrial purchasers of natural gas in their antitrust claims against ten natural gas companies. In a 7-2 decision, the Court affirmed the Ninth Circuit holding that our clients’ claims were not preempted by the Natural Gas Act. This ruling preserves the essential dual-regulatory character of the Natural Gas Act, affirms States’ rights, and will allow us to take our clients’ claims to trial.
“This has been a long, hard fought battle and we’re pleased to have our clients’ position vindicated,” said Polsinelli Shareholder Jennifer Gille Bacon. “We are looking forward to successful resolution of the case.”
Polsinelli’s Litigation team handles cases in state and federal courts across the United States and many foreign jurisdictions. Polsinelli’s litigators include Fellows in the American College of Trial Lawyers; one of the National Law Journal’s Top Ten Trial Lawyers in America; Chambers USA; America’s Leading Lawyers for Business; and Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys.