In an article by Terri Hallenbeck of the Burlington Free Press earlier this week, she noted that Entergy had until the end of this week (that is, until today) to ask for reimbursement.
I figured Entergy would ask for reimbursement. As a business, if you can get reimbursement, you ask for it. That is especially true of public companies like Entergy. They could be sued by their stockholders for saying the equivalent of "Yeah, the State of Vermont owed us lots of money, but we thought we should be nicey-nicey and not collect." Why Sorrell even thought Entergy might not seek reimbursement is not clear to me. The state has lost other lawsuits, and the requests for reimbursements are still coming in, at the one and two million dollar level per party involved in the lawsuit, with no end in sight.
I can just imagine the number of newspaper articles that will come out of this, and the anger from people who oppose the plant. Well, those will be other stories, for other days.
That's the news for now!
Update: Rutland Herald article says judge's ruling includes that Vermont Yankee is owed legal fees. Here's a link to the ruling...I haven't looked for the "legal fees" statements yet.
Saturday AM Update. Excellent article in Vermont Digger about the fees. Sorrell is negotiating fees on other cases he has lost. Supreme Court has said that on Constitutional issues, legal fees are awarded to the winner, to be sure that all sorts of people can bring these cases.