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Roadside view of Highlands at Westridge Community covered by heavy snow on February in Texas after winter storm. Roadside view of Highlands at Westridge Community covered by heavy snow on February in Texas after winter storm. Credit: Jiujiuer/Shutterstock.com

Lawyers in Texas and elsewhere are gearing up for a fight in court over damages stemming from power outages during February’s epic winter storm, but suing electrical utilities means they are facing some very high hurdles.

Even as some lawyers barely had their own lights back on, some began filing lawsuits seeking punitive damages. Their targets are the Electric Reliability Council of Texas Inc., the independent system operator for 26 million Texas residents who make up 90% of the state’s electric load, and various regional utilities.

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Amanda Bronstad

Amanda Bronstad is the ALM staff reporter covering class actions and mass torts nationwide. She writes the email dispatch Critical Mass. She is based in Los Angeles.

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