Natural Gas Wisconsin Antitrust Settlement

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If You are a Commercial or Industrial Entity that Bought Natural Gas in Wisconsin, Class Action Settlements May Affect You.

You or your company may have purchased natural gas for your own use or consumption in Wisconsin from January 1, 2000 through October 31, 2002.

The information currently contained on this website is only a summary. You may download a full copy of the Notice by clicking here, or file a claim by clicking here.

·   Class action lawsuits brought on behalf of certain commercial and industrial purchasers of natural gas for their own use or consumption in Wisconsin during the period from January 1, 2000, to October 31, 2002 (the “Class Period”) are currently pending in the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.

The lawsuits allege that Defendants (listed below) and Co-Conspirators engaged in an unlawful agreement or conspiracy to manipulate the prices of natural gas during the Class Period. Plaintiffs further claim that certain commercial and industrial purchasers who purchased natural gas other than from utilities or local distribution companies and for their own use or consumption in Wisconsin may recover for the effect that the alleged conspiracy had on the prices of the natural gas they purchased. Plaintiffs allege that, as result of the unlawful conspiracy, they and other commercial and industrial purchasers paid more for natural gas than they would have absent the conspiracy. Defendants deny Plaintiffs’ claims.

Settlements have been reached with the following: El Paso LLC (f/k/a El Paso Corporation) and El Paso Marketing Company, L.L.C. (f/k/a El Paso Merchant Energy, L.P.) (collectively, “El Paso”), and Defendant CenterPoint Energy Services, Inc. (f/k/a Reliant Energy Retail, Inc.”) (“CenterPoint”).

A second notice was sent for this case on/around April 25, 2019. The first notice involved settlements in Kansas, Missouri, and Wisconsin with American Electric Power Company, Inc., and certain of its affiliates; Coral Energy Resources, LP, and certain of its affiliates; Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, and certain of its affiliates; and ONEOK, Inc., and certain of its affiliates. The Court has now approved two additional settlements, for natural gas purchases in Wisconsin only, with El Paso and CenterPoint.

Your legal rights may be affected whether you act or don’t act. The Notice includes information on the settlements and the lawsuits. Please read the entire Notice carefully.

These rights and options—and deadlines to exercise them—are explained below:


File a Claim

If you are a member of the class, you can use a Claim Form to identify the volumes of natural gas you purchased for your own use or consumption in Wisconsin, and identify the entity from which you purchased the natural gas. Please provide sufficient documentary evidence to prove your qualifying volumes stated in your Claim Form. Do not include purchases made directly from utilities or local distribution companies. CLAIM FORMS MUST BE POSTMARKED OR SUBMITTED ONLINE NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 6, 2019.

Do Nothing

If you do nothing, provided you did not previously submit an accepted claim with the 2017 Wisconsin natural gas settlement, you will get no money from the Settlement Fund.  To participate in the Settlement, you must submit a timely and valid claim form by mail or online. 





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