The New York State Supreme Court has decided that Suffolk County, the town of Brookhaven, and the Shoreham-Wading River Central School District owe a tax refund of at least 456.1 million to the Long Island Lighting Co.

The Oct. 26 decision by Justice Thomas M. Stark is in response to years of challenges by the lighting company to each of the Long Island municipalities' tax assessment on the Shoreham Nuclear PowerStation. Originally, the company sought tax refunds of about $314 million, according to Moody's Investors Service, which issued a report on the court ruling.

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