Robert Burford represented John Thrash, E Partners, and E Corp in a dispute over the ownership of a high performance, multi0cycle natural gas storage facility in New York. AIG claimed a "Control Flip" had occurred that would have substantially devaluated the ownership position of Robert's clients. The case was uniquely resolved by a sale of the entire storage facility to a third-party, Inergy, L.P. with Robert's clients obtaining more than $50 million in the sale – preserving their ownership value.