Even if they pay up the lawsuit costs them only 3 or 4 cents per share. The stock is down several times that amount so it must be priced in to the stock. The general economic issues and over pricing of the stock market has more to do with the decline. Still this stock has a good yield and Vermont's Nuclear Plant will remain open until it is likely the Supreme Court Decides. If they agree with the state, the Federal Government will likely have to pass a new law to protect these plants. However, play it safe and do not buy Vermont FOOD products as this plant may have made then unsafe. You can get even with the Vermonters that way until they agree the plant is okay.