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Press Reports on RWE Damage Lawsuit Against State of Hesse and German Federation Because of Shutdown Order for Biblis Power Plants

According to several press reports, RWE AG has filed a lawsuit against the State of Hesse and the German Federation claiming damages because of shutdown orders issued in 2011 for its two nuclear power plant units located in Biblis, Hesse. Neither RWE nor the state of Hesse appear to have as yet commented on the amount of damages.

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Federal Administrative Court Confirms Illegality of Moratorium Shutdown Order for Biblis Nuclear Power Plants

The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig (BVerwG) has dismissed appeals by the State of Hesse against two rulings by the Higher Administrative Court of Hesse that declared the preliminary shutdown orders for RWE AG’s Biblis A and B nuclear power plants during the nuclear power moratorium in 2011 unlawful.

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State of Hesse Appeals Ruling on Unlawfulness of Shutdown of Biblis Nuclear Power Plants

The State of Hesse has filed appeals against two recent rulings by the Higher Administrative Court of Hesse (Hessischer Verwaltungsgerichtshof) that declared the preliminary shutdown orders for RWE AG’s Biblis A and B nuclear power during the nuclear power moratorium in 2011 unlawful.

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Shutdown Order for Biblis Power Plants Under Nuclear Moratorium Unlawful

The preliminary shutdown orders for RWE AG’s Biblis A and B nuclear power plants issued by the state of Hesse following the German government’s 3-month nuclear power moratorium in 2011 were illegal, the Higher Administrative Court of Hesse (Hessischer Verwaltungsgerichtshof) ruled.

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Lawsuits on Shutdown Orders for Biblis A and B Nuclear Power Plants Admissible

The Higher Administrative Court of Hesse (Hessischer Verwaltungsgerichtshof) has decided that the lawsuits against the preliminary shutdown orders for the Biblis A and B nuclear power plants are admissible (zulässig). The Court held that RWE had a justified interest in having the legality of the shutdown orders reviewed. A future liability lawsuit against the state of Hesse would not be obviously without any chance of success.

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