November 21, 2017 / 2:45 AM / 9 months ago

Duke Energy not liable for pilot’s arrest near nuke plant – 4th Circuit

Duke Energy did not violate the civil rights of a glider pilot when the company called federal and local authorities to report that he was circling near the H. B. Robinson Nuclear Plant in Hartsville, South Carolina, a federal appeals court decided on Monday.

A unanimous three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that Duke was acting as a private corporate citizen when it reported its suspicions about Robin Fleming’s flight path – not a government agency that could violate Fleming’s civil rights.

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