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Case No. 21-0696

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LS Power Midcontinent, LLC v. State

LS Power Midcontinent, LLC and Southwest Transmission, LLC, Plaintiffs-Appellants

State of Iowa, Iowa Utilities Board, Geri D. Huser, Glen Dickinson and Leslie Hickey, Defendants-Appellees

MidAmerican Energy Company and ITC Midwest LLC, Intervenors

Attorneys for Appellants

Charles F. Becker

Michael R. Reck

Erika L. Bauer

Attorneys for Appellees

David M. Ranscht, Assistant Attorney General

Benjamin Flickinger, Assistant Attorney General

Attorneys for Intervenors

Elizabeth R. Meyer

Stanley J. Thompson

Tara Z. Hall

Amy Monopoli

Bret A. Dublinske

Lisa M. Agrimonti

Attorneys for Amicus Curiae

Kelly A. Cwiertny

Theresa Davis

Lynn Herndon

Kenneth R. Stark

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Jul 08, 2022

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Celene Gogerty, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Heard by May, P.J., and Greer and Chicchelly, JJ.  Opinion by Greer, J.  (18 pages)

            LS Power Midcontinent, LLC, and Southwest Transmission, LLC, (collectively LSP) together appeal the dismissal of their case for lack of standing and request injunctive relief at this appellate stage.  OPINION HOLDS: As LSP lacks standing—either by way of traditional standing or the public importance exception—to bring this case, we affirm the district court’s dismissal and deny LSP’s request for a temporary injunction.

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