Plaintiff Class Sues All South Carolina Coops Over Patronage Capital


A case recently filed in South Carolina has upped the ante in the recent spate of patronage capital suits filed against electric cooperatives. In the new case, the plaintiffs have named as defendants all South Carolina electric cooperatives (other than Edisto, which is the subject of another patronage capital suit). This Legal Alert reports on the South Carolina suit and provides an update on other patronage capital suits filed against cooperatives.

Mitchum et al. v. Aiken Electric Cooperative et al. (South Carolina) (2010-CP-02-00206)

Recent patronage capital lawsuits have targeted just one electric cooperative. But the complaint in Mitchum et al. v. Aiken Electric Cooperative et al., which was recently served on the defendant cooperatives, significantly expands the potential pool of defendants.

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