After the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a case against the Obama Administration over a 2012 action to prevent the company from acquiring four wind farms on October 9, Ralls Corp. appealed the decision with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on October 16. Last September, President Obama issued an order preventing the acquisition. Ralls, a company owned by Chinese nationals, challenged the action, saying the president should have disclosed the information he used when issuing the order.