N.C. Court of Appeals blocks NC WARN’s attempt to intervene in the Duke Energy-Progress Energy merger

A unanimous three-judge panel of the N.C. Court of Appeals has upheld this morning the N.C. Utilities Commission’s decision not to allow environmental activist group NC WARN to intervene in the decision to permit a merger between Duke Energy and Progress Energy. Appeals Court judges agreed that the Utilities Commission had overstepped its authority in ruling that NC WARN lacked standing to appeal its order. But the appellate judges upheld the order blocking intervention in the merger.

Among other opinions released this morning from the N.C. Court of Appeals:

  • A unanimous three-judge panel ruled against the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services in a dispute involving a Lumberton child care center and accusations of child abuse.

Mitch Kokai / Senior Political Analyst

Mitch Kokai is senior political analyst for the John Locke Foundation. He joined JLF in December 2005 as director of communications. That followed more than four years as chie...

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