Electric Utility Win Against Unjust Railway Rates Could Benefit Other Industries

It took over ten years, but the dispute over coal transportation costs between Berkshire Hathaway-owned BNSF Railway and the regional utilities associated with the Laramie River Station (LRS) in Wyoming, including Lincoln Electric System (LES), has finally been settled. Now …

USDA Magazine Article Discusses Management of Capital Credits and Patronage Dividends

USDA Magazine Article Discusses Management of Capital Credits and Patronage Dividends

The USDA publishes a bi-monthly magazine, Rural Cooperatives, which covers various issues encountered by cooperatives of all types.  Recently the magazine published an article written by attorney David Cook

Cooperative’s PPA Lawsuit Against G&T Remanded

A federal appellate court recently addressed a distribution cooperative’s lawsuit against a G&T cooperative with which it had a power purchase agreement.  Though the lawsuit alleged the G&T cooperative breached the PPA, the latest ruling focused on whether federal courts …

Cooperative Litigation Update: N.C. Court Rules on Coop’s Discounting Program

In another lawsuit concerning cooperatives’ capital credit practices, a North Carolina trial court ruled in favor of a cooperative that we previously wrote about in another blog post.

The court ruled, based on the facts at issue, that the …

Cooperative Litigation Update: Texas Cooperative Lawsuit Considered on Appeal

Earlier this past July, the Texas Court of Appeals ruled on important aspects of the cooperative lawsuit concerning Denton County Electric Cooperative, Inc., d/b/a CoServ Electric (“CoServ”).  The court ruled, among other things, that (i) the cooperative was not subject