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 →

In a stunning conclusion to six years of litigation, Goodin MacBride secured an unprecedented victory for the City of Chino Hills when the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted 3-2 on July 11th to grant Chino Hills’ Petition for Modification and require Read more →

Goodin MacBride partner Michael B. Day has been selected as one of ‘The Best Lawyers in America’ in the Energy Law specialty for 2013, marking the 15th consecutive year he has been so honored.

Mr. Day served as Senior Counsel, Deputy General Counsel and Acting General Counsel 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 is now making its way through the Assembly. Proponents of the bill contend that it is intended merely to preserve the regulatory status quo. Opponents do not claim otherwise, but express concern that while the CPUC has not previously determined it necessary to regulate this segment of the telecommunications industry, the CPUC’s ability to do so should be preserved, lest, among other things, a marketplace failure or other circumstance requires swift remedial action to protect consumer interests. Read more →

42 Cal. 2d 530 (1954), 268 P.2d 1
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