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Colorado Jurors Rule for Antero in $100M Gas Delivery Dispute

Jurors in Colorado State District Court have ruled in favor of V&E client Antero Resources Corporation in a dispute over one of the largest natural gas purchase agreements in the U.S.

On June 20, 2019, at the conclusion of a two-week trial in Denver, jurors deliberated for two hours before concluding that Washington Gas Light and WGL Midstream, Inc. (“WGL”) had breached their agreements with Antero by failing to purchase certain volumes of natural gas in 2017. 

The jury also rejected WGL’s force majeure defense as well as a breach of contract claim asserted against Antero by WGL, which was seeking approximately $37 million in damages for alleged failure to deliver gas with certain transportation rights. 

The V&E team included partners Jim Thompson and Phillip Dye, counsels Nick Shum and Kathleen Spangler, senior associate Stephanie Noble, and associates Page Robinson and Brooke Noble.

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