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Ohio Ratepayer RICO Claims Advance Against FirstEnergy Corp.

Feb. 11, 2021, 4:17 PM

Ohio ratepayers can proceed with their proposed class action against FirstEnergy Corp. over a $900 million bailout for two failing nuclear plants, even though a state court blocked the company from accepting fees, an Ohio federal court ruled.

The bailout is still in effect because House Bill 6 hasn’t been repealed and the court’s injunction is temporary, according to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Individual and commercial ratepayers claim FirstEnergy violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and Ohio Corrupt Practices Act by sending bribes to former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder (R) to...

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