High Court Won't Hear BNSF Appeal Of $300M Rate Ruling

Law360, New York (May 16, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear BNSF Railway Co.'s challenge to a 2009 order forcing it to shoulder more than $300 million in reparations and future rate relief for allegedly overcharging two utilities for coal transportation across Wyoming.

Among other objections, BNSF had argued before the District of Columbia Circuit that the Surface Transportation Board's decision in favor of Western Fuels Association Inc. and Basin Electric Power Cooperative Inc. was improper because a three-year statutory limit for resolving such investigations had passed, but the...
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