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On November 8, 2004, a natural gas transmission line exploded in a residential subdivision in Ivel, a small community in eastern Kentucky. The explosion leveled houses in the subdivision and injured nine people, including an off-duty Kentucky State Police trooper who lived in the subdivision and helped rescue a woman and small child. Over 30 plaintiffs sued the owner and operator of the pipeline for personal injuries and property damage.  We represented the owner of the pipeline and defended our client in the civil litigation and in proceedings with regulatory agencies investigating the explosion.