In the news: Heminway weighs in on EPB ownership case

Heminway, Joan

Joan Heminway, the W.P. Toms Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee College of Law, recently spoke to the Chattanooga Times Free Press regarding a case that will determine whether local energy provider Electric Power Board (EPB) is a branch of City Hall in Chattanooga or its own corporate identity.

In the article, Heminway says that an incorporation filing by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2009 indicates EPB has a separate legal standing from the city of Chattanooga. “While incorporation does not change EPB’s status as a board of the city of Chattanooga, it does establish EPB as a distinct legal entity with corporate status,” Heminway said in a court filing.

Read more at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.