Nos. MDL 1566, CVS031431PMP, CVS031432PMP, CVS031433PMP, CVS031434PMP, CVS031435PMP, CVS031436PMP, CVS031438PMP.

346 F.Supp.2d 1123 (2004)

In re: WESTERN STATES WHOLESALE NATURAL GAS ANTITRUST LITIGATION, And all Related Cases. Team Design et. al. Plaintiffs, v. Reliant Energy, Inc., et. al., Defendants. Shanghai 1930 Restaurant Partners, L.P., Plaintiff, v. Encana Energy Services, Inc. et. al., Defendants. A.L. Gilbert Co., Plaintiff, v. Coral Energy Resources, L.P., et. al., Defendants, Oberti Wholesale Foods, Inc., Plaintiff, v. Encana Energy Services, Inc., et al., Defendants. David C. Brown, Plaintiff, v. Encana Energy Services, Inc., et. al., Defendants. Laurence Uyeda, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Centerpoint Energy, Inc., et al., Defendants. Craig Podesta, Plaintiff, v. Encana Energy Services, Inc., et al., Defendants. Vittice Corporation, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Encana Corporation, et al., Defendants. Mark and Susan Benscheidt, et al., Plaintiffs, v. AEP Energy Services, Inc., et al., Defendants. City of Los Angeles, Plaintiff, v. Reliant Energy Services, Inc., et al., Defendants.

United States District Court, D. Nevada.

November 18, 2004.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Walter J. Lack, Engstrom, Lipscomb & Lack, Los Angeles, CA, for Haleema Silverman, Michael Silverman, Lynette Stevenson. Tom Stevenson, Team Design dba Timothy Engeln, Inc.

R. Alexander Saveri, Saveri & Saveri, Inc., San Francisco, CA, for Shanghai 1930 Restaurant Partners, L.P.

Clinton P. Walker, Damrell, Nelson, Schrimp, Pallios, Pacher & Selva, Modesto, CA, for A.L. Gilbert & Co.

Daniel J. Mulligan, Jenkins & Mulligan, San Francisco, CA, for Oberti Wholesale Foods, Inc.

William H. Parish, Parish & Small, Stockton, CA, for Craig Podesta.

Dennis Stewart, Hulett Harper Stewart IXP, San Diego, CA, for Texas-Ohio Energy, Inc.

Daniel C. Girard, Girard Gibbs & De Bartolomeo LLP, San Francisco, CA, for David C. Brown.

Reginald Terrell, Terrell Law Group, Richmond, CA, for Lois The Pie Queen.

Barry R. Himmelstein, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, San Francisco, CA, for H & M Roses, Inc.; Uyeda, Laurence.

Brad N. Baker, Baker, Burton & Lundy, Hermosa Beach, CA, for Team Design.

G. Mark Albright, Albright, Stoddard, Warnick & Palmer, P.C., Las Vegas, NV, MDL 1566 Liason Counsel Plaintiffs.

Joseph W. Cotchett, Cotchett, Pitre, Simon & McCarthy, Burlingame, CA, for City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

Gregory J.Copeland, Baker & Botts, Houston, TX, for Reliant Energy Services, Inc., Reliant Energy, Inc., Reliant Resources, Inc. and Kathleen Zanchoni.

Joel B. Kleinman, Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky LLP, Washington, DC, for Duke Energy Corporation, Duke Energy Field Services, Inc., Duke Energy North America, LLC and Duke Energy Trading and Marketing, L.L.C.

Richard P. Levy, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for Sempra Energy.

Robert A. Sacks, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for EnCana Corp. and WD Energy Services, Inc.

Mark E. Haddad, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for CMS Energy Corporation.

Diane E. Pritchard, Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Francisco, CA, for El Paso Corporation.

Joshua D. Lichtman, Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for Coral Energy Resources, L.P.

John L. Hendricks, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Dallas, TX, for Centerpoint Energy Inc.

Alan Yudkowsky, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for Sempra Energy Trading Corp.

Jonathan Abram, Hogan & Hartson LLP, Washington, DC, for American Electric Power, Inc.

Douglas Tribble, Pillsbury Winthrop LLP, San Diego, CA, for Dynegy Inc. and West Coast Power LLC.

Michael C. Lieb, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for Xcel Energy, Inc.


PRO, Chief Judge.


These cases arise out of the California energy crisis of 2000-2001. During that time, the California energy and natural gas markets became mutually dysfunctional, and, feeding off each other spiraled into a statewide energy crisis. Amendments to Blanket Sales Certificates, 68 Fed.Reg. 66323, 66325 (Nov. 17, 2003) (to be codified at 18 C.F.R. § 284.288). The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ...


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