Happy Cooperative Month from AHC!

October is Cooperative Month.  AHC represents many cooperatives in the telecom, electric, and agricultural industries.  So we join with others in celebrating our cooperative clients.
In honor of Cooperative Month, the U.S.D.A. has provided and re-published the following helpful guides

Mississippi Cooperatives Win Big on Arbitration Clause in Bylaws

In a lawsuit brought against a nonprofit, member-owned electric cooperative corporation, the plaintiff-members (“Plaintiffs”) alleged that Southwest Mississippi Electric Cooperative (the “Cooperative”) unlawfully failed to return to its members patronage capital totaling more than $13M.[1]  The trial court granted …

Cooperatives May Qualify for Benefits Under CARES Act

by AHC Attorney, Mary B. Luong

On March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT). The CARES Act provided an economic stimulus package of $349 billion dollars for Paycheck Protection …

Utility, telephone, and internet cooperatives are giving consumers a break during the coronavirus pandemic.

Many businesses are giving consumers a break, including many electric and telephone cooperatives.

Utility cooperatives are offering free services or waiving fees and pledging not to disconnect as COVID-19 disrupts life for students, workers, families, businesses and communities. For more …

McKenzie Electric, Basin Electric at Odds Over Rates

McKenzie Electric Cooperative recently filed a lawsuit seeking damages from its supplier Upper Missouri G&T Electric Cooperative and electricity generator Basin Electric Cooperative.  McKenzie Electric is claiming that rate increases since 2016 violate state law and breaches contractual agreements