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Colonial Pipeline Doubles Down on Bid to Dismiss Post-Hack Suit

Dec. 8, 2021, 6:22 PM

Colonial Pipeline Co. is moving once more to dismiss a proposed class action levied against it following a May cyberattack, arguing it owes no duty to consumers not to shut down its pipeline.

The plaintiffs’ duty arguments are a “patchwork of propositions from other jurisdictions” that don’t apply in Georgia or have been explicitly rejected by courts in Georgia, Colonial Pipeline argued in a brief filed Dec. 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

“All fail because they cannot overcome that Colonial has no duty in negligence to these remote Plaintiffs for economic loss alone,” ...

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