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Scottish Power: Judge Recommends Dismissing Suit Vs US Operating

Edited Press Release 4/18/05

LONDON -(Dow Jones)- Scottish Power PLC (SPI) said Monday that on April 14, its U.S. regulated energy business, PacifiCorp, received a magistrate judge's opinion, agreeing with PacifiCorp's request for summary judgement, recommending that the $1 billion lawsuit filed against it by the Klamath Tribes be dismissed as untimely.

The lawsuit, filed in May 2004, had requested damages related to the alleged destruction and interference with federal treaty fishing rights due to PacifiCorp's construction and operation of hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River, the statement said.

Parties to the litigation have the right to appeal the decision, Scottish Power said. PacifiCorp continues to work with the Klamath Tribes and other interest groups on the Klamath River Basin hydroelectric relicensing process.

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