Tri-State responds to United Power’s critique of judge’s order
Adams County District Court postpones trial date to consider significant legal issues related to United Power’s lawsuit.
(June 13, 2023 – Westminster, Colo.) – Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association made the following comments in response to a press release issued by United Power on June 12 that criticized an order from Adams County District Court Judge Roberto Ramírez and attacked Tri-State and its other members. United Power’s statement followed a Court order postponing a nine-day trial in the Adams County District Court, which was scheduled to begin June 26.
“Tri-State believes that United Power’s public criticism of Judge Ramirez’ order is inappropriate, and unfair. Tri-State appreciates the Court working diligently to address all of the complex legal issues in play at this matter, and further appreciates that this case is only one of among many, many matters before the Court, all of which require the judge’s careful attention and time.
“The order continuing the trial was an appropriate response by a court that is trying to balance competing demands from everyone that appears before the Court in contested matters and deserves the Court’s careful consideration of all issues.
“United Power wants to litigate its case in the press; we would prefer to present our defenses where they belong, which is in a court of law.
“Tri-State will continue to work with the Court, and United Power, to create efficiencies and reduce the Court’s burden. Tri-State is acting in defense of its members, and will continue to defend against United Power’s baseless claims in a vigorous, thorough and ethical manner.
"By not honoring their contract and commitment to their fellow members, and by filing frivolous lawsuits, United Power is attempting to force hundreds of millions of dollars of costs onto the backs of rural electricity consumers.”
Tri-State is a power supply cooperative of 45 members, operating on a not-for-profit basis, including 42 utility electric distribution cooperative and public power district members in four states that together deliver reliable, affordable and responsible power to more than a million electricity consumers across nearly 200,000 square miles of the West. For more information about Tri-State, visit www.tristate.coop.
Lee Boughey, 303-254-3555, email@example.com
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