District Court Not Venue For Corridor Disputes: Judge

Law360, New York (August 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal court has dismissed a trio of cases brought against the U.S. Department of Energy for approving an electric transmission corridor in the mid-Atlantic region against the wishes of certain states.

In an opinion issued Thursday, Judge William W. Caldwell of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania ruled that federal courts of appeal, and not district courts, have jurisdiction to review such matters.

He did not rule on the merits of the cases, which were brought by the Pennsylvania Public Utility...
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