Regulator Can't Intervene In Southern Montana Electric Ch. 11

Law360, New York (March 8, 2012, 6:43 PM EST) -- A federal judge on Thursday nixed claims by Montana's state utilities regulator that it has a right to intervene in the bankruptcy case of Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission Cooperative Inc. because it regulates utilities that are creditors of the co-op.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ralph B. Kirscher denied a motion to intervene by The Montana Public Service Commission. In a Nov. 21 filing, the commission claimed it did not have direct authority over Southern, but that two public utilities it does oversee — NorthWestern Energy...
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