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Columbia Gas Transmission sued by real state owners for alleged breach of contract


By Bree Gonzales | Oct 11, 2018

MOUNDSVILLE — Property owners are suing Columbia Gas Transmission, a natural gas pipeline company, citing alleged breach of contract.

Thomas J. Brown Jr and Misty D. Brown filed a complaint in Marshall Circuit Court, against Columbia Gas Transmission alleging that the natural gas pipeline company refused to pay plaintiffs.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that, between March 2016 and December 31, 2017, they granted the defendant among other things, a temporary construction license to work on three parcels of real estate owned by the plaintiffs in Cameron District. 

Plaintiffs also executed two documents together with the license entitled release of claims. Each release entitled plaintiffs to a $20,000 payment. 

The lawsuit alleges that the defendant did not complete the work in accordance with the contract and has refused to pay. The plaintiffs hold Columbia Gas Transmission responsible because the defendant allegedly is obligated to tender to plaintiffs the payment provided in their agreement.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek an amount sufficient to compensate them for damages. They further seek for pre-judgment and post-judgment interest, the cost in pursuing this matter, attorney's fees and other relief that court deems appropriate and just. 

They are represented by Eric M. Gordon and Adam E. Barney of Berry, Kessler, Crutchfield, Taylor & Gordon in Moundsville.

Marshall Circuit Court Case number 18-C-165

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Berry, Kessler, Crutchfield, Taylor & Gordon Marshall Circuit Court

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