Texas Court Won't End $100M Coal Ash Contamination Suit

Law360 (January 28, 2021, 4:54 PM EST) -- A Texas appellate court has refused to free San Miguel Electric Cooperative Inc. from a $100 million claim brought by ranch owners who want to evict the power company from land it says has been contaminated by a coal-fired power plant and coal mining operations.

San Miguel, South Texas Electric Cooperative Inc. and Kiewit Mining Group Inc. all appealed to the Fourth Court of Appeals in October, trying to undo Atascosa County District Judge Russell Wilson's August decision to let the counterclaims brought by Peeler Ranch LLC proceed. On Wednesday, the Fourth Court of Appeals upheld the trial court's order and issued...

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