No. 10-3604.

681 F.3d 788 (2012)

Anthony WILLIAMS; BGR, Inc.; Munafo, Inc.; Aikido of Cincinnati, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. DUKE ENERGY INTERNATIONAL, INC.; Duke Energy Corporation; General Motors Corporation, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.

Decided and Filed: June 4, 2012.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

ARGUED: Paul Michael De Marco , Waite, Schneider, Bayless & Chesley Co., L.P.A., Cincinnati, Ohio, for Appellants. Joseph R. Guerra , Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, D.C., for Appellees. ON BRIEF: Paul Michael De Marco , Stanley M. Chesley , W.B. Markovits , Christopher D. Stock , Waite, Schneider, BAYLESS & Chesley Co., L.P.A., Cincinnati, Ohio, Randolph H. Freking , George M. Ruel, Jr. , Freking & Betz, LLC, Cincinnati, Ohio, for Appellants. James E. Burke , W. Jeffrey Sefton , Cincinnati, Ohio, Peter D. Keisler , Eric D. McArthur , Sidley Austin LLP, Washington, D.C., for Appellees.

Before: SILER and GRIFFIN, Circuit Judges; TARNOW, District Judge.


TARNOW, District Judge.

Plaintiffs appeal the dismissal of their case pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 12(b)(1). The district court, following a hearing, found that the "filed-rate doctrine" denied the court federal question subject-matter jurisdiction. The district court also found that the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio ("PUCO") had exclusive jurisdiction over Defendants' state-law claims, depriving the court of diversity jurisdiction. The district...

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