Entergy Can Recoup Franchise Fee Increase: Court

Law360, New York (July 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Overturning a lower court, a Louisiana state appeals court has ruled that Entergy Louisiana LLC can recoup the cost of a franchise fee increase imposed by the town of Haynesville, La., through an additional fee charged to its Haynesville customers.

Judges Gay C. Gaskins, J. Jay Caraway and Harmon Drew of Louisiana’s Second Circuit Court of Appeal reversed the lower court’s decision Wednesday, holding that Entergy was entitled to offset the costs of Haynesville’s increased franchise fee by charging the resident customers an extra line item...
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