AAI Opposes Preemption of State Antitrust Claims in Natural Gas Market (Western States Wholesale Natural Gas Antitrust Litig.)

In an amicus brief filed in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, AAI argued that the district court erred in holding that state antitrust claims alleging price fixing were preempted if the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) could regulate defendants’ misconduct. According to the brief, state antitrust claims should not be barred because they do not conflict with FERC regulation.

The brief was written by AAI Director of Legal Advocacy Rick Brunell. A motion to file the brief is pending.