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Yetter Coleman Defeats $145 Million Claim Against Major Pipeline In South Texas

Three weeks before jury selection, a Texas state court granted summary judgment in favor of our client Energy Transfer, one of the nation’s largest pipeline companies. The order dismissed $145 million in claims brought by Swift Energy (now Silverbow Resources) before trial began on July 17. Swift had pursued claims for alleged interference with its oil and gas production plans in the Eagle Ford Shale due to underground liquefied hydrogen sulfide from a nearby Energy Transfer injection well.

“The trial court analyzed the case fully and got this decision right,” said lead counsel Paul Yetter. “Along with our excellent co-counsel, we are glad to have helped Energy Transfer put these large claims to rest.” While the case was pending for over three years, the firm was brought in as lead defense counsel ten months ago, shortly before a then-existing trial setting.

The trial team includes Paul Yetter, Bryce Callahan, Wynn McCloskey, and Robert Woods, assisted by appellate lawyers Reagan Simpson and Rich Farrer. Our co-counsel was Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst and Bellows Law Firm.