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King & Spalding Obtains Appellate Win in the Seventh Circuit for Wind Farm Client


09 Dec 2016
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WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2016 — The Seventh Circuit reversed a July 2015 district court ruling that allowed Duke Energy Inc. to limit the amount of power it bought from King & Spalding client Benton County Wind Farm under the terms of a long-term power purchase agreement.

The Seventh Circuit’s Dec. 6 decision found that market rule changes implemented by regional grid operator Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) did not relieve Duke of its contractual obligations to pay Benton for the power produced by the wind farm. It remanded the case to the lower court to determine the amount of damages that should be awarded to Benton.

The King & Spalding appellate team consisted of partners Ashley C. Parrish and David G. Tewksbury, and senior associate Paul Alessio Mezzina.

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Celebrating more than 130 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 900 lawyers in 18 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, uncompromising commitment to quality, and dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients. More information is available at www.kslaw.com.

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