At 1:30 the MSSC will hear the case of Ray Virgil, Barbara Lloyd, and Cassandra Johnson v. Mississippi Electric Power Association
Virgil et al filed a lawsuit against Southwest Mississippi Electric Power Association in December 2017, seeking the return of excess profits pursuant to M.C.A. § 77-5-235. MEPA moved to arbitrate which the trial court granted. The plaintiffs appealed arguing that MEPA is the sole provider of electricity and the plaintiffs had no choice when they signed the membership agreements containing the arbitration provision. They also argue that they did not agree to arbitrate this dispute. Finally they argue that one provision in the agreement is permissive and the other mandatory.
Virgil Reply brief
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