BATON ROUGE – Two nonprofit electric cooperative organizations allege that the owner and operator of power generating plants has breached its contract.
Washington-St. Tammany Electric Cooperative Inc. and Claiborne Electric Cooperative Inc. filed a complaint on June 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against Louisiana Generating LLC alleging breach of contract.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that the defendant is obligated to exclude them from costs to remediate environmental conditions at its plants. The plaintiffs holds Louisiana Generating LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly charged the plaintiffs for the cost of remediating past excess emissions of nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide and particulate matter.
The plaintiffs seek an award for damages for costs improperly characterized and charged, costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees and all other monetary or equitable relief. They are represented by Charles M. Hughes Jr. and Ryan G. Davis of Talley, Anthony, Hughes & Knight LLC in Mandeville.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana case number 3:17-cv-00405