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BALIKOV v. S. CALIFORNIA GAS CO., B145610

Public Utilities Code section 799, subdivision (a)(4) preempts a claim against a utility that alleges it is unlawfully assessing surcharges and labelling them as locally-imposed taxes.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 12/20/2001
  • Published 12/20/2001

Judges

  • LILLIE, P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Strange & Hoey, Brian R. Strange and Gretchen Carpenter;  O'Neill, Lysaght & Sun and Edward A. Klein, Santa Monica, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  •  Horvitz & Levy, Barry R. Levy, Encino, and Wendy S. Albers, Santa Monica;  Office of the General Counsel, Daniel G. Clement, Los Angeles, and Marline E. Howes for Defendant and Respondent., Rockard J. Delgadillo, Los Angeles City Attorney, Ronald Tuller, Assistant City Attorney, and Valentin Dinu, Deputy City Attorney, as Amici Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent, for City of Los Angeles.
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