GRSM Columbus Energy Team Secures Defense Verdict in Eminent Domain Dispute on Behalf of Natural Gas Transportation Company

November 2023

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani's Columbus Energy team, including Partners Gregory D. BruntonDaniel J. Hyzak, and Bruce A. Moore, obtained a complete defense verdict in an eminent domain matter on behalf of one of the largest natural gas transportation companies in the United States. 

The plaintiff, a publicly traded coal company, claimed that the client's pipeline project had damaged its mine. At trial, the coal company demanded $6 million in just compensation for alleged special damages to its coal mine by the client's pipeline. After a long litigation history and a four-day, highly technical trial with multiple experts, the court returned a complete defense verdict.