Scope, Meaning Of Mobile-Sierra In High Court's Hands

Law360, New York (November 2, 2009, 5:14 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court could attach a new application to the Mobile-Sierra doctrine Tuesday when it hears oral arguments from major players in the energy field on how to assess contract rate challenges made by noncontracting parties.

NRG Power Marketing LLC v. Maine Public Utilities Commission addresses the question of whether the doctrine can apply to challenges made by third parties and, at its core, experts say, the questions of how the doctrine was meant to be applied — and whom it was designed to protect....
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