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CUNDIFF v. BELL ATL. CORP., B151296

The Public Utilities Commission does not have exclusive jurisdiction over a suit arising from rental charges for obsolete or nonexistent telephones, and the doctrine of primary jurisdiction will not apply to require plaintiffs to first seek relief from the Commission.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/12/2002
  • Published 09/12/2002

Judges

  • CROSKEY, Acting P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  •  Hadsell & Stormer and Dan Stormer, Pasadena;  Law Offices of Marc Coleman and Marc Coleman, Long Beach, for Plaintiffs and Appellants.

  • For Appellees:
  • Munger, Tolles & Olson, Henry Weissmann, Richard Drooyan and A. Tali Zer-Ilan, Los Angeles, for Defendants and Respondents GTE California Incorporated and Verizon California Inc.
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