TOTAL requests revised judgment and files amended complaint in district court

On August 12, TOTAL filed a motion to alter judgment and motion to file a second amended complaint in federal district court.  This case involves TOTAL’s declaratory judgment action in federal court in Texas claiming FERC lacked jurisdiction to adjudicate the manipulation claims against TOTAL.  As we previously reported, U.S. District Judge Nancy F. Atlas issued an order on July 15 dismissing TOTAL’s declaratory judgment action against FERC.  TOTAL argues that it is entitled to a declaratory judgment stating that FERC must litigate alleged market manipulation violations in federal district court because such a process is mandated by Section 24 of the Natural Gas Act, as well as the Constitution and the Administrative Procedure Act.  FERC’s response to TOTAL’s motion is due by August 29.