AEP Texas N. Co. v. Texas Indus. Energy Consumers, 05-51755
Pursuant to the filed rate doctrine, federal law preempts state regulators from making a final determination as to whether a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) tariff has been violated and from imposing a remedy for an alleged violation.
- Decided 12/21/2006
- Published 12/22/2006
REAVLEY, Circuit Judge:, Before REAVLEY, STEWART and CLEMENT, Circuit Judges.
United States Fifth Circuit
David C. Duggins (argued), Barry Kent Bishop, Clark, Thomas & Winters, Austin, TX, Alice E. Loughran, Aric A. Anderson, Steptoe & Johnson, Washington, DC, for AEP Texas North Co., Steven A. Porter (argued), R. Lambeth Townsend, Lloyd Gosselink Blevins, Rochelle & Townsend, Austin, TX, for Intervenor Plaintiff-Appellant.
Nathan Myrick Bigbee (argued), Kristen L. Worman, Douglas Burt Fraser, Asst. Atty. Gen., Austin, TX, for Defendants-Appellants.