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Following a year as Vice President of the Conference of California Public Utility Counsel, Brian T. Cragg has been elected to serve as CCPUC President for 2012. He follows in the footsteps of firm partners Thomas J. MacBride and Michael B. Day, who both served as President of CCPUC. Thomas MacBride is the only person … Read more

The American College of Trial Lawyers, one of America’s premier legal associations, has inducted Goodin MacBride partner Wayne Lamprey as a Fellow. Mr. Lamprey’s selection was based on his entire record as a trial lawyer, including several notable trials on behalf of whistleblower clients or involving claims under the False Claims Act.

Our first two posts regarding SB 1161 provided a brief summary of the regulatory background and history relating to regulation of VoIP and other IP-enabled services by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). As readers will recall, the CPUC has yet to determine whether VoIP services are “telephone corporations” subject to its jurisdiction, but we … Read more

In our first post regarding SB 1161, which would prohibit, subject to certain exceptions, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and other state and local agencies from regulating VoIP and other IP-enabled services, we offered some insights and historical background regarding the status of the CPUC’s jurisdiction over those services under California law. As we … Read more

A bill now pending before the California Legislature (SB 1161 [Padilla]) would prohibit, subject to certain exceptions and, for now, only until 2020, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and other state and local agencies from regulating VoIP and other IP-enabled services. At the time of this posting, the bill has passed the Senate and … Read more