Hood, Entergy make cases over records request

Last week, a federal judge decided not to grant Entergy’s request for an injunction. Instead, Hood’s complaint against the company is being heard in Hinds County Chancery Court.

Judge Dewayne Thomas said he hopes to reach a decision by the end of November, the report says.

Hood has said he requested the documents because of Entergy’s past in Louisiana. He says the state’s Consumer Protection Act allows him to investigate, and that Entergy Mississippi buys electricity and fuel for Mississippi at inflated rates from its sister companies and overcharges Mississippi customers.

Entergy agreed to refund $72 million over similar allegations in Louisiana in 2000 and was ordered to pay $34 million to New Orleans customers in February.

“You gotta look at the trees before you look at the forest… This is not a rate case, rather their activity,” Hood said, according to the report.

Legal Newsline
10/28/8