Construction Company On a Federally Assisted Project Pays Nearly $2 Million After Labor Department Investigation

By | Inside Energy & Environment | October 28, 2014

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that it has recovered $1,914,681.50 in back wages and fringe benefits allegedly owed to 147 workers of a Nevada-based company that provided construction services as a subcontractor at the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, a federally supported solar power development located near Tonopah, Nevada.

Bankruptcy Courts Fail to Enlighten On Electricity As Goods or Services

By | Energy Business Law | October 23, 2014
Bankruptcy Courts Fail to Enlighten On Electricity As Goods or Services

Is electricity goods or services?  That seemingly simple yet confounding question is illustrated by three recent bankruptcy cases (all of which consider whether an electricity provider is entitled to an administrative expense priority under Bankruptcy Code Section 503(b)(9) for “the value of goods received by the debtor” in the ordinary course within 20 days prior to the automatic stay).