Kinder Morgan Tejas Pipeline vs. Coral Energy Resources, LP: Whilden successfully resolved a dispute regarding Coral's obligations
under a natural gas purchase/sale agreement and an intrastate gas transportation
agreement. Coral was attempting to transform what effectively amounted
to a storage agreement into a contract that would enable Coral to take
advantage of changing market conditions as well as transfer certain costs
and market based risks to Kinder Morgan. Coral ultimately abandoned its
efforts without Kinder Morgan having to file a suit.
Kinder Morgan v. Duke Energy: Whilden served as lead counsel for Kinder Morgan in a dispute involving
transmix under a processing agreement. He obtained a prompt settlement
on favorable terms.
Longhorn Partners Pipeline v. Kinder Morgan: Whilden served as trial counsel for Kinder Morgan in a case presented
by Longhorn Pipeline alleging breach of connection agreement and seeking
tens of millions of dollars in damages. Court has denied Flying J's
request for partial summary judgment on the key issue in the case and
granted Kinder Morgan's cross-motion for partial summary judgment
on the same issue. Case is pending.
Tractebel Energy Marketing, Inc. v. E. I. Du Pont de Nemours & Co.: Whilden served as trial counsel for Tractebel in a breach of contract
case against Du Pont. Whilden obtained a significant jury verdict that
was upheld on appeal.
J. Dahr Jamail v. River Oaks Property Owners, Inc.: Whilden served as trial counsel in an injunction hearing and subsequent
three-week trial in dispute involving deed restrictions.
City of Modesto v. Dow Chemical Co., et al.: Whilden was on the counsel for defense in an ongoing environmental contamination
litigation alleging pollution by a dry cleaning industry. He led a joint
defense group in the development of trial strategies and the conducting
of mock trials.
Kaiser Aluminum Chemical Company: Whilden represented Kaiser in numerous asbestos cases, three of which
went to trial. Working with other Hicks Thomas attorneys, he obtained
no liability verdicts in all three cases.