PG&E Counsel Sanctioned In Spent Nuclear Fuel Case

Law360, New York (July 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A judge has imposed sanctions against counsel for Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for violating the terms of a protective order in litigation against the federal government stemming from the long-delayed opening of the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository.

On Friday, Judge Emily C. Hewitt of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims ordered PG&E counsel to pay the reasonable expenses incurred by the United States, including attorneys' fees, as a result of what the court termed a “voluntary violation of a protective order.”

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