NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. reminds investors that the firm is investigating potential claims against SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG). Our investigation concerns whether SCANA has violated the federal securities laws and/or engaged in other unlawful business practices.
On July 31, 2017, SCANA’s subsidiary, South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. (“SCE&G”), and Santee Cooper, South Carolina’s state-owned electric and water utility, announced that they would discontinue construction of two nuclear power plants in South Carolina, citing rising construction costs. On August 10, 2017, The Post and Courier reported that SCANA CEO Kevin Marsh advised state lawmakers that SCE&G might not resume construction on the nuclear power plants even if a new partner for the project was found. Following this news, shares of SCANA fell $1.32 per share, or 2.13%, to close at $60.69 per share on August 11, 2017.
Further, on September 4, 2017, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster’s office released an audit report that had been kept secret by the utility companies for approximately 18 months. The report warned of serious problems that put the nuclear project at risk. The analysis cited factors such as flawed construction plans, faulty engineering designs, and high turnover. The following day, South Carolina lawmakers reacted to the report by urging state regulators to block SCE&G from charging its customers any more for the nuclear project.
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