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January 9, 2014
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Court takes up NV Energy refund demand

NV Energy wants the Nevada Supreme Court to reverse a district court ruling denying the utility a refund of taxes paid on coal imported to fuel two power plants. On Tuesday, the high court took up the case. The utility wants some $25 million for the three-year period covered by the lawsuit. Lawyer John Bartlett told the court the ruling by District Judge Janet Berry effectively strikes down the statute imposing the tax by ruling it “facially discriminatory against interstate commerce in violation of the Commerce Clause,” but provided NV Energy no repayment. He argued that if the tax on …

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