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By Sverre Bakke
Gorge News Reports 

PUD appealing court ruling

 


Public Utility District No. 1 of Klickitat County is appealing a Klickitat County Superior Court ruling denying its motion to dismiss a $1.6 million fire cost recovery claim filed by the state Department of Natural Resources.

Judge Brian Altman issued an oral ruling against Klickitat PUD (KPUD) on June 6. Altman, who heard oral arguments in the matter on May 21, also accepted notice from KPUD that it intended to appeal his decision.

Daniel W. Short, a Spokane attorney representing KPUD in the matter, said on June 11 an order denying KPUD’s motion to dismiss the state’s complaint will be presented to and signed by Judge Altman “within a week or two and then filed in Klickitat County...



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