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Dixie Pipeline

On Thursday, February 10, 2011, The First Court of Appeals in Houston handed down a decision that affirmed a previous ruling won by our firm, denying the defendants in a pipeline explosion case the opportunity for a rehearing, and simultaneously providing clear direction in future choice of law debates. The case, Enterprise Products Partners, L.P….

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Abraham Watkins

San Bruno Accepts $70 Million Settlement from 2010 Explosion

On Monday, March 12th, the city of San Bruno, California agreed to receive a settlement of $70 million from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), the owner of the pipeline explosion in 2010. This settlement was a result of a natural gas pipeline explosion that occurred in the Crestmoor residential neighborhood in San Bruno on…

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Abraham Watkins

New PGE Gas Safety Plan Proposes Its Customers Foot The Bill

In an effort to prevent a disaster as horrific as the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion from occurring again, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is proposing a $5 billion gas safety plan that will increase pipeline safety throughout California. The company’s proposal is currently being considered by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The plan…

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Abraham Watkins

Federal Pipeline Safety Agency Sued Over Deadly Pipeline Explosion

In a bit of twist on the 2010 pipeline explosion that rocked San Bruno, the San Francisco city attorney recently filed a lawsuit against the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). In September 2010, a pipeline owned by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) exploded in a San Bruno neighborhood burning down several dozen homes,…

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