Antitrust Action Over Duke Energy Rebates Bounced

Law360, New York (April 1, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has dismissed a putative antitrust class action against Duke International Energy Inc., ruling that the court lacked subject matter jurisdiction to hear the dispute over the power company's alleged unlawful rebates to large companies such as General Motors Corp.

Judge Edmund Sargus Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on Tuesday tossed out the case brought by customer Anthony Williams and others, ruling that the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio was the proper authority to hear the dispute...
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