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Client: Louisville Gas & Electric Company, et al.
Close date: August 2010
Case citation: 332 S.W.3d 102 (Ky. App. 2010)
Represented the utility clients in the Kentucky Court of Appeals and Franklin Circuit Court (the Kentucky state capitol), successfully defeating property owners’ challenge to the companies’ authority to acquire property by eminent domain to complete construction of a transmission line necessary to implement a newly constructed generating plant in a project valued at $1B.  In the Court of Appeals, FBT obtained landmark decision concerning utilities’ authority to exercise eminent domain power for a public project while appeals challenging project remain pending.