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Sutherland attorneys James A. Orr and Jennifer N. Ide are presenting a live Webinar, "Patronage Capital Litigation," for EMCs in Georgia on July 20, 2010, from 2:00–3:00 p.m. EDT.
Plaintiffs continue to file patronage capital lawsuits against electric cooperatives. In 2009-2010 alone, five lawsuits were filed challenging the patronage capital practices of cooperatives in Georgia and elsewhere. The Webinar will cover the following topics:
An up-to-date summary of all patronage capital lawsuits filed against electric cooperatives
Patronage capital practices targeted by plaintiffs' law firms
How cooperatives are defending and protecting themselves against patronage capital claims
Georgia law on patronage capital
RUS restrictions, board policies, and cooperative bylaws governing the return of patronage capital.