Goodin MacBride | Attorneys | Lawyers | Law Firm | San Francisco, California


Goodin MacBride’s business litigation attorneys routinely handle litigation needs of the firm’s regulatory clients and others in claims against or related to public utilities and involving energy, telecommunications, and natural resources.

Goodin MacBride attorneys:
  • Successfully represented over thirty developers in a claim for exemplary damages against Pacific Gas & Electric. The case was based on claims the utility violated its tariff and rules related to its share of the costs of joint trenches in main line extensions without Public Utilities Commission approval. Settled for nearly $2 million.
  • Successfully defended a municipality’s regulation of a local business challenged on grounds of federal preemption of railroad regulation and burdening interstate commerce.
  • Represented oil producer in claims brought by an independent energy service provider for exercising a contractual "opt-out" provision triggered by prohibitive regulatory action. Confidential settlement.
  • Defended residential home developer against claim by Pacific Gas & Electric for utility relocation costs in residential development. Confidential settlement.
  • Obtained temporary restraining order for switchless reseller against MCI, preventing termination of services over a billing dispute.
Goodin MacBride attorneys:
  • Obtained $224 million trial verdict against Los Angeles Department of