Ohio Ratepayers Win Cert. In Duke Energy Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (March 13, 2014, 6:44 PM EDT) -- An Ohio federal judge on Thursday granted class certification to a group of Ohio ratepayers in their antitrust suit accusing Duke Energy Corp. of giving corporate customers a competitive advantage via illegal rebates.

The plaintiffs in the case said Duke gave rebates to large companies in exchange their support of a rate stabilization plan the company was trying to pass through the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. The case, filed in 2008, has moved in fits and starts, including an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court...
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