Ga. Judge Axes Gas Station's Class Suit Over Pipeline Hack

By Rosie Manins (July 11, 2022, 4:44 PM EDT) — Colonial Pipeline Co. owes no duty to a North Carolina gas station over the 2021 ransomware attack that briefly shut down its pipeline operations, a Georgia federal judge has ruled, dismissing a proposed class case on behalf of more than 11,000 gas stations.

U.S. District Judge Mark H. Cohen on Friday partly granted Colonial’s motion to toss the case brought against it in June 2021 by EZ Mart 1 LLC, which claimed the Georgia-headquartered energy giant negligently failed to safeguard personal information and the continuous uninterrupted operation of its 5,500-mile oil pipeline between Texas and New York.

Judge Cohen said in…

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