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FirstEnergy Denies Link to Lawmaker Scandal, Seeks to Avoid Suit

Oct. 21, 2020, 9:30 PM

Ohio ratepayers can’t pursue a class complaint alleging FirstEnergy Corp. conspired with state lawmakers to create a subsidy for two nuclear plants because the subsidy hasn’t taken effect, the company told a Ohio federal court Wednesday.

FirstEnergy acknowledged it donated to a Generation Now—the same group linked to the now indicted former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder (R)—in its motion to dismiss filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Householder and four others are accused of taking more than $60 million from Generation Now to elect candidates who would support him and push through House ...

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