A Pennsylvania federal judge refused to toss claims against more than a dozen Bridger Logistics affiliates in Eddystone Rail's suit over allegedly fraudulent asset transfers the rail company claims were meant to defraud it under a rail services agreement.

In his Tuesday ruling denying the affiliates' motion to dismiss, U.S. District Judge Robert F. Kelly ruled that the court has personal jurisdiction over the affiliates because Eddystone has sufficiently alleged that the affiliates' conduct was aimed at the company with the intent of doing harm in the Keystone State.

Eddystone Rail Co. LLC's suit centers on a 2013 rail services agreement that was allegedly breached after Bridger Logistics LLC was bought by Ferrellgas Partners LP and Ferrellgas LP in 2015. The suit contends that after the 2015 deal, Ferrellgas had Bridger Logistics unit Bridger Transfer Services LLC, which inked the agreement with Eddystone, transfer the rest of its assets to the 13 affiliates named in the suit. Following those transfers, BTS defaulted on the rail services agreement, Eddystone alleged.

Among the attorneys representing Eddystone are Henry E. Hockeimer Jr. and Terence M. Grugan of Ballard Spahr.

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