D.C. Energy Team Scores an Appellate Court Victory
By Chuck Patrizia and Bill DeGrandis
Chuck Patrizia and Bill DeGrandis (together with associates Kirk Morgan and former associates Emily Abbott and Damon Daniels) served as co-counsel in a successful appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit that raised federal energy jurisdictional questions of first impression. Central Iowa Power Cooperative v. Midwest Independent System Operator, 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 6471. Our client, Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO), had sought relief in state court, to remedy uncompensated use of its transmission system by defendant Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) to deliver power for the benefit of a group of cities in Iowa (known as the Resal Power Group of Iowa, or RPGI).