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Lefebvre v. So. Cal. Edison, 258175

In a putative class action suit against defendant Southern California Edison Company, alleging that Edison fraudulently enrolled ineligible customers in the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program, which provides rate assistance to low-income electricity and gas customers, the trial court's judgment in favor of defendant is affirmed where: 1) Public Utilities Code section 1759(a) forecloses plaintiff's claims because a judgment in his favor would have the effect of undermining a general supervisory or regulatory policy of the California Public Utilities Commission; and 2) the trial court properly exercised its discretion in sustaining the demurrer without leave to amend.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2016/01/25




  • California Court of Appeal