Cases & Deals

Georgia Power disputes construction claims related to design of two new nuclear units, Vogtle Units 3 & 4

Client(s) Southern Company

Jones Day represented Georgia Power Company and the other owners of the Vogtle Units 3 & 4 Project in Waynesboro, Georgia in a 3-year litigation concerning more than $1.5 billion in alleged cost overruns relating to the licensing, design and construction of the first new nuclear power projects licensed in the U.S. in over 30 years. The matter was one of the largest construction lawsuits in the U.S., and the largest reported civil case in Georgia this decade (based on data reported by and Westlaw (Verdict and Settlement Summary) for the years 2010 through 2015). The case addressed precedent-setting issues arising from the construction of the next generation of nuclear power plants and resulted in an industry-shaping framework for future dispute resolution.

Georgia Power Co. v. Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC and Stone & Webster, Inc., No. 1 12-cv-00123-JRH-WLB (S.D. Ga.); 1:12-cv-00167 (S.D. Ga.)