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PPL Mont., LLC v. Montana

ELR Citation: ELR 20099
Nos. No. DA08-0506, (Mont., 03/30/2010)

The Supreme Court of Montana affirmed a lower court’s award of almost $41 million in damages to the state of Montana from a wholesale electric generator for its use of state-owned riverbeds at its hydroelectric generation facilities.  The court held that title to the riverbeds passed to Montana when it became a state in 1889.  Ba...

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