Settlement talks continue in Duke Energy coal-ash liability suit

Duke Energy Corp. and lawyers for some two dozen insurers told a North Carolina judge on Wednesday that mediation talks have laid a foundation for a settlement in what could be a $600 million suit on insurance liability over coal-ash issues.

No settlements have been reached yet between Duke and any of the insurance companies. After the status conference in the N.C. Business Court, a Duke spokesman said the company could not comment on when a settlement might be reached — if one is possible. Alan…


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