Bloomberg title A group of plaintiffs against Westar Energy’s $1 billion geothermal program are seeking $1B in damages from the company, according to court documents.
The plaintiffs include the New York attorney general’s office, the state Department of Environmental Conservation and New York’s Office of Civil Rights.
The case, filed Thursday, is one of several pending against Westarmek, a publicly traded company in Texas that has spent billions on power plants and other renewable energy projects in the United States.
The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.
The suit alleges the plaintiffs’ attorneys made false statements to the court, which ordered the case dismissed on April 24.
The filing also cites a New York law that allows for plaintiffs to seek damages from defendants that have engaged in unlawful conduct.
The state of New York is the defendant in the case.
A spokesman for the attorney general did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Westar has been the target of a number of lawsuits by New York residents.
The company has been ordered to pay $8.8 billion to New York customers after it sued the state for more than $2 billion in damages in a lawsuit alleging that the state failed to follow its environmental standards in installing and operating its facilities in New York.