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Save Lafayette Trees v. City of Lafayette
California Court of Appeal
Environmental Law, Public Utilities
In an amended opinion, revived a citizen group's claim that a city violated the California Environmental Quality Act when it authorized a utility...
02/08/2019 A154168
Richards v. Direct Energy Services, LLC
United States Second Circuit
Public Utilities, Consumer Protection Law
Held that a consumer could not proceed with a proposed class action challenging electricity rates in the wake of market deregulation. Affirmed summary...
02/04/2019 17‐1003‐cv
Wilde v. City of Dunsmuir
California Court of Appeal
Public Utilities, Elections
Held that a municipality's water rate plan was subject to voter referendum, reversing the trial court. Further held that California voters' 1996...
11/15/2018 C082664
US v. Luminant Generation Co., LLC
United States Fifth Circuit
Environmental Law, Public Utilities
Held that the federal government was time-barred from seeking civil penalties against two electric power companies that allegedly violated the Clean...
10/01/2018 17-10235
Coalition for Competitive Electricity v. Zibelman
United States Second Circuit
Constitutional Law, Public Utilities
Held that a group of electrical power generators and related trade groups could not proceed with their lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of...
09/27/2018 17‐2654‐cv
Turlock Irrigation District v. FERC
United States Ninth Circuit
Water Law, Public Utilities
Granted a petition for review of a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission decision. Two irrigation districts contended that FERC should not have denied...
09/06/2018 16-71380
Citizens for Fair REU Rates v. City of Redding
Supreme Court of California
Public Utilities, Government Law, Tax Law
Held that a city's practice of annually transferring funds from a city-operated electric utility to the city's general fund did not run afoul of the...
08/27/2018 S224779
Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico v. Ad Hoc Group of PREPA Bondholders
United States First Circuit
Public Utilities, Securities Law, Bankruptcy Law
Vacated an order denying a request by Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) bondholders for relief from an automatic stay. The bondholders...
08/08/2018 17-2079
Cooling Water Intake Structure Coalition v. EPA
United States Second Circuit
Public Utilities, Environmental Law, Water Law
Denied petitions for review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's final rule related to cooling water intake structures. The petitioners in...
07/23/2018 14‐4645
Time Warner Cable Inc. v. County of Los Angeles
California Court of Appeal
Tax Law, Public Utilities
Reversed in part a ruling addressing how much money Los Angeles County may tax Time Warner Cable. The plaintiff in this lawsuit, Time Warner, argued...
07/19/2018 B270062

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