In the United States, parties to legal proceedings bear their own attorney’s fees.  Generally, a court may award attorney’s fees only where a statute or an agreement amongst the parties provides for an award of attorney’s fees. Read more →

In January the Court of Appeal (First District, Division One) issued its decision in Goncharov v. Uber Technologies, Inc 19 Cal. App. 4th 1157,2018 Cal. App. LEXIS 72 (January 29, 2018). The Court affirmed the dismissal of a class action by several taxicab companies against Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”). The plaintiffs claimed that Uber had unfairly Read more →

On March 23, 2017, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) awarded $156,000 in intervenor compensation to the Read more →

The Aliso Canyon underground natural gas storage facility, operated by Southern California Gas Company (“SoCalGas”), has garnered national attention as a result of Read more →

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 Read more →