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Second Circuit Applies the Filed Rate Doctrine to Electricity Rates Set by Market-Based Auctions

The filed rate doctrine precludes antitrust challenges to rates set or approved by federal agencies. The doctrine is broadly applied and covers, for example, wholesale electricity rates that are filed with the Federal Energy...more

Rural Water Sewer & Solid Waste Management v. City of Guthrie

Opinion on Spending Clause challenge to 1926(b) protection

On July 25, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued its decision in the Guthrie appeal. This decision applied the Oklahoma Supreme Court's June 29, 2010 decision on certified questions. In doing so, the...more

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