Supreme Court Declines Duke Energy Rebate Appeal

Law360, New York (January 14, 2013, 2:27 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear Duke Energy Corp.’s bid to dismiss Ohio rate payers’ antitrust class action claiming the utility gave corporate customers a competitive advantage via illegal rebates, leaving questions about the jurisdictional reach of Ohio’s utility regulator untouched.

The high court denied Duke's petition for a writ of certiorari challenging the Sixth Circuit's decision to revive the suit. The appeals court in June overturned a lower court’s ruling that it lacked the authority to decide the case under the so-called filed-rate...
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