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Seacrist v. So. Cal. Edison, 061294

In a suit brought by plaintiffs who owned homes near defendant's substation, alleging negligence, nuisance, trespass, strict liability/products liability, strict liability/implied warranty of fitness, strict liability/ultra hazardous activity, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, the trial court's judgment is reversed where: 1) the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) does not have exclusive jurisdiction over a case involving injuries resulting from stray electrical currents from a substation; and 2) the trial court has jurisdiction over the claims raised by plaintiffs.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2016/01/27




  • California Court of Appeal