Electric Co-Op Wins Bid To Return Suit To State Court

Law360, New York (March 31, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A customer-owned electricity generation and transmission cooperative has won an appeal to return to state court a suit it filed accusing public power transmission operators and wholesalers of wrongfully using the co-op's transmission facilities.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled March 27 that the Central Iowa Power Cooperative was right to file its suit in an Iowa state court because the federal contracts alleged to be in question by appellees Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator Inc. and members of the Resale Power...
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