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July 24, 2023 
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Gray Reed Attorneys Jim Ormiston and Kelly Leonard Prevailed on a Rule 91a Motion to Dismiss Filed on Behalf of Crestwood Midstream Partners LP and its Affiliates

The Crestwood Parties retained Gray Reed to defend against a $30 million lawsuit filed by Absolute + Oil Gas, LLC. The lawsuit alleged the Crestwood Parties breached a contract and engaged in various torts relating to midstream services provided by Crestwood in the Williston Basin of North Dakota. The Crestwood Parties moved for early dismissal of Absolute’s claims because they were legally barred and, therefore, had no basis in law. Gray Reed successfully argued that the Court should dismiss with prejudice Absolute’s claims for breach of contract; knowing participation in breach of fiduciary duty; fraud and fraudulent inducement; conspiracy; and unjust enrichment.
Congratulations to our clients and the Gray Reed team on this significant victory.

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