North Hartland Can't Sue US Over Plant: Fed. Circ.

Law360 (February 3, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that energy company North Hartland LLC gave up its right to sue the U.S. government for breaching a contract to buy a hydroelectric plant in Vermont when it sold its contractual rights to another company.

Judge Christine O.C. Miller, writing for a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, ruled Monday that North Hartland no longer has any contractual right against the government, affirming a decision by the Court of Federal Claims.

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