Duke Energy To Appeal Ruling In Power Plant Suit

Law360, New York (August 18, 2009, 6:56 PM EDT) -- Duke Energy Corp. is appealing a federal judge's decision to deny the company summary judgment in a lawsuit several environmental groups filed over its efforts to build a coal-fired power plant in Cliffside, N.C.

The company filed a notice of appeal Aug. 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, objecting to a portion of Judge Lacy Thornburg's July 2 ruling dismissing the case without prejudice.

In the ruling the judge denied motions by Duke and several environmental groups over the...
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