No. 86-2802.

824 F.2d 1465 (1987)

GULF STATES UTILITIES CO., Plaintiff-Appellee, v. ALABAMA POWER CO., Georgia Power Co., Gulf Power Co., Mississippi Power Co., the Southern Co., and Southern Company Services, Inc., Defendants-Appellants, Louisiana Public Service Commission, Movant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

As Amended on Denial of Rehearing and Rehearing November 9, 1987.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Charles M. Crook, Montgomery, Ala., Rodney O. Mundy, James H. Miller, III, Dan H. McCrary, Birmingham, Ala., for Alabama & Southern Co., Services.

Robert H. Forry, Robert P. Edwards, Jr., Atlanta, Ga., for Georgia & The Southern Co.

Basile J. Uddo, Frank J. Uddo, Elizabeth H. Porter, New Orleans, La., for LPSC.

Ben H. Stone, Gulfport, Miss., for Mississippi Power Co.

G. Edison Holland, Jr., Robert L. Crongeyer, Pensacola, Fla., for Gulf Power Co.

John G. Bissell, Beaumont, Tex., for all petitioners.

Orgain, Bell & Tucker, Paul W. Gertz, Beaumont, Tex., Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, Tom F. Phillips, Fredrick R. Tulley, Baton Rouge, La., for plaintiff-appellee.

Before WILLIAMS and HILL, Circuit Judges, and MENTZ, District Judge.

As Amended on Denial of Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc November 9, 1987.

JERRE S. WILLIAMS, Circuit Judge:

Gulf States Utilities sued the Southern Companies over two contracts for the purchase and sale of electricity. The district court took jurisdiction over the case pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 1332 (diversity of citizenship) and 2201 (declaratory judgment). Southern appeals, asserting lack of jurisdiction in the district court.1...


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