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COURT TO HEAR MOTION THURSDAY IN LAWSUIT BETWEEN CITY OF BRENHAM, GAS PROVIDER

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The 335th District Court docket is about to listen to a movement this week within the authorized battle between the Metropolis of Brenham and its fuel supplier over fuel costs throughout Winter Storm Uri.

COURT TO HEAR MOTION THURSDAY IN LAWSUIT BETWEEN CITY OF BRENHAM, GAS PROVIDER
Winter Storm Uri blanketed downtown Brenham in snow and precipitated energy and water outages for residents throughout the state. (Mark Whitehead)

The town’s movement for partial abstract judgment might be heard Thursday at 9:30 a.m.

The movement is with regard to WTG Gasoline Advertising’s counterclaims in opposition to town, wherein the corporate claims town violated an emergency order from the Railroad Fee of Texas by delivering “extreme quantities of fuel” to town’s industrial clients on the firm’s expense.

The order acknowledged that pure fuel transportation, supply or gross sales needs to be diminished until serving human wants clients.  WTG argues town served industrial customers earlier than all human wants clients, thereby breaching its fuel gross sales contract with the corporate.

The corporate is searching for financial aid in extra of $1 million, together with restoration of legal professional’s charges and bills incurred.  The town argues that WTG’s claims don’t adequately describe any alleged damages.

The town’s authentic lawsuit in opposition to WTG claims the corporate didn’t honor the fuel gross sales contract, which units a value for fuel on the first of every month.  The town argues that the corporate ignored the first-of-the-month pricing provision throughout the interval of February 12-23, utilizing each day charges that the contract didn’t enable.  Per town’s argument, it claims WTG is trying to cost $8.07 million for fuel delivered throughout February, when it ought to solely cost $271,502.

A courtroom date has not been set for a separate movement for partial abstract judgment in regards to the value of pure fuel deliveries.

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