Fed. Circ. Backs $43M Award In Spent Nuke Fuel Suit

Law360, New York (April 25, 2011, 8:47 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Monday shot down efforts by the U.S. to trim a $42.7 million award to Dominion Nuclear Connecticut Inc. for partial breach of contract over the disposal of spent nuclear fuel in Connecticut.

In a precedential opinion, a majority of the three-judge panel disagreed with the U.S. that the Assignment of Claims Act barred Dominion from recovering interim storage costs tied to three nuclear power plants at the Millstone Power Station in Connecticut when it was under the ownership of another company, Northeast...
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