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Util. Reform Network v. Pub. Util. Comm'n, B197857

Petition to review order by Public Utilities Commission awarding of only part of attorney fees sought is affirmed in part and reversed in part where: 1) PUC's decision bore reasonable relation to the purpose and language of the governing provisions of the Public Utilities Code; 2) PUC did not err in denying a multiplier; and 3) PUC erred in awarding plaintiff's outside counsel hourly rates of up to $470/hour instead of the $550/hour they asked for.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 08/29/2008
  • Published 08/29/2008

Judges

  • EGERTON, J.*

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellant:
  • Strumwasser & Woocher, Michael J. Strumwasser, Fredric D. Woocher, Santa Monica, Beverly G. Palmer;  Robert E. Finkelstein, for Petitioner., No appearance for Real Party in Interest.

  • For Appellees:
  • Helen W. Yee, Dale Holzschuh, San Francisco, and Darwin Farrar, for Respondent.
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