Grain Belt Case Pending at both the Eastern and Western District Court of Appeals
The Grain Belt Express CCN case was recently decided, overwhelmingly, in favor of Invenergy and MJMEUC at the Missouri Eastern District Court of Appeals. The decision resolved all issues in favor of Invenergy and MJMEUC, and the Court denied a request by the landowner’s to transfer the case to the Missouri Supreme Court. The landowner’s group has filed an application to have the case reviewed by the Missouri Supreme Court, but we do not see that as a likely outcome.
The appeal regarding the MoPSC’s approval of Invenergy’s acquisition of Grain Belt is pending in the Missouri Western District Court of Appeals. Invenergy and MJMEUC recently filed their brief, and will be waiting for the landowners’s group to file their final brief. The Court will then set the matter for oral argument. We remain encouraged by our case there as well.
(Excerpt from MPUA Alliance Advantage magazine - Spring 2020 edition, article written by Doug Healy, Healy Law Offices)