Court Ups Damages In Nuclear Fuel Storage Suit

Law360, New York (August 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Pacific Gas & Electric Co. succeeded Thursday in partially overturning a district court’s ruling on damages the U.S. Department of Energy should pay for violating a contract for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel.

In a ruling expected to have bearing on a number of other contract disputes over the federal government's failure to build a disposal facility on schedule, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found that the lower court had mistakenly relied on what it viewed as the DOE's unilateral rate...
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