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Category Archives: Utilities

Chase Barfield v. Sho-Me Power Electric Cooperative: Major Verdict in Electric Utility Easement Case

More than five years after starting in state court before later restarting in federal court, a federal court jury in Missouri has issued a major verdict in litigation concerning the use of electric utility easements for commercial telecommunication purposes.  On February 6, 2015, the jury in Chase Barfield, et al., v. Sho-Me Power Electric Cooperative, …

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What You Need To Know: Boston and Cambridge Energy Use Disclosure Ordinances

On July 28, 2014, Cambridge, Massachusetts enacted an energy use disclosure ordinance, joining Boston and several other cities.  The Cambridge ordinance is similar to its Boston counterpart, but contains several differences.  Property owners in each municipality should be familiar with these ordinances. 1.  Properties Covered By Each Ordinance Cambridge: Municipal buildings of 10,000 square feet …

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