Virginia Elec. & Power Co. v. Bransen Energy, Inc., 850 F.3d 645 (4th Cir. 2017). The Fourth Circuit granted McGuireWoods a complete appellate victory—affirming a combined judgment amount of approximately $23 million—in a contract dispute that involved a complex set of interrelated coal supply and services agreements related Dominion's order of 600,000 tons of a specific coal product, which the seller fulfilled with different products that were unusable for Dominion's intended purpose.
Represent debtor-in-possession and first-lien lenders in connection with over $250 million of credit extended to a coal mining firm that filed for chapter 11 in May 2015. Coal mining firm operated in several states with over $500 million in assets and faced many complex environmental and other legal issues.
Representation of a large American energy company in a putative class action filed by lawyers representing a proposed class of 1,500 residents. The complaint asserted claims for nuisance, trespass, and negligence based on emissions from an electric power generation facility notwithstanding our client’s compliance with its Clean Air Act permit. We initially won a motion to dismiss all claims, and after that was reversed on appeal we briefed and won a motion to strike the class allegations. Ultimately, the plaintiffs withdrew their claims and the client paid nothing, in what amounted to a complete victory.
Former Top FERC Litigator John Perkins Joins McGuireWoods’ Energy Team in Washington
March 27, 2018
Energy Secretary Appoints McGuireWoods’ Len Marsico to DOE’s National Coal Council
August 28, 2017
American Coal Council Board of Directors Elects McGuireWoods Partner Leonard Marsico Vice President
January 21, 2016
Appeals Court Thwarts Trump Effort to Stall Implementation of Methane Rules
August 7, 2017
Supreme Court Strikes Down EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standard
July 1, 2015
North Carolina’s First-in-the-Nation Coal Ash Law Takes Effect
September 22, 2014
Decommissioning: Better Now Than Later
U.S. Treasury Announces Plan to Eliminate Funding for Overseas Coal Plants
October 30, 2013