U.S. Supreme Court

Case Status


Docket Number


2014 Term


Questions Presented

Does the Natural Gas Act preempt state-law claims challenging industry practices that directly affect the wholesale natural gas market when those claims are asserted by litigants who purchased gas in retail transactions?

Case Updates

U.S. Supreme Court confirms that federal law does not preempt state antitrust suits re: natural gas retail sales

April 21, 2015

The Court holds that the respondents’ state-law antitrust claims about natural gas retail sales are not preempted by the Natural Gas Act. The opinion notes that the in this case, “claims are aimed at practices affecting retail prices, a matter “firmly on the States’ side of [the] dividing line.””

Cert. petition granted

July 01, 2014

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