Goodin, MacBride, Squeri, Day & Lamprey is pleased to welcome Luisa F. Elkins to its public utility regulation practice group. Ms. Elkins is joining the firm from the California Public Utilities Commission’s Legal Division where she represented the Office of Ratepayer Advocates and advised Commission staff and decision-makers on various issues related to energy procurement.
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On February 5, 2014, the First District Court of Appeal issued a clear directive to the California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”) and the parties coming before it: uncorroborated hearsay evidence does not qualify as the “substantial evidence” required to support a disputed finding of fact. The Utility Reform Network v. Public Utilities Commission (“TURN II”), __ Cal. App. 4th__, annulled a CPUC decision Continue reading “Objection! Hearsay: The Prohibition Against Basing CPUC Findings on Uncorroborated, Contested Hearsay Evidence”