Fed. Circ. Voids $60M Award In Nuclear Storage Suit

Law360, New York (March 11, 2011, 4:50 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Friday vacated nearly $60 million in damages awarded to a Southern Co. subsidiary that had accused the U.S. government of breaching a contract by refusing to store toxic waste from nuclear plants in Georgia and Alabama.

In a precedential opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a lower court's award of $17.3 million to Alabama Power Co. for equipment installed at Plant Farley, located in southeastern Alabama, but vacated and remanded $59.9 million in damages awarded to Georgia...
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