Description Date Docket #
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
Augustin v. City of Philadelphia
United States Third Circuit
Landlord Tenant Law, Property Law & Real Estate, Public Utilities
Reversed a ruling that the City of Philadelphia unconstitutionally uses liens as a means to collect unpaid gas bills. In this lawsuit brought by a...
07/18/2018 17-1216
Pacific Gas & Electric v. Sup. Ct.
California Court of Appeal
Remedies, Civil Procedure, Public Utilities
Reversed an order denying summary judgment to plaintiff as to punitive damages. A devastating wildfire started when a tree came into contact with...
07/02/2018 C085308

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