JFP – Entergy Seeking Friendlier Court

U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate said last week that he would rule within three weeks to 30 days on a motion for venue change requested by Entergy Mississippi.

Attorneys for Entergy Mississippi argue that the case of Hood v. Entergy Mississippi should be played out in a federal court, saying Hood’s lawsuit against the company for over-charging Mississippi ratepayers qualifies as a massive tort action that falls under the Class Action Fairness Act.

“Hood has named four different defendants: Entergy Mississippi, Entergy Corporation, Entergy Services and Entergy Power,” said Chicago attorney David Carpenter, who represented the power company during the May 28 hearing before U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate and at an earlier May 7 hearing.