The N.C. Court of Appeals rejected a Durham advocacy group's challenge of last-year's corporate merger between Duke Energy and Progress Energy.
The appellate court this week said it would not consider N.C. WARN's appeal. The court issued its denial in a single sentence without explanation.
WARN had challenged the N.C. Utilities Commission's refusal to allow WARN to intervene in the commission's investigation of the Progress-Duke merger.
In its appeal to the court, WARN described the commission as acting as "judge, jury, and executioner."