Despite Shortfalls, PG&E Exits Criminal Probation and is Awarded Safety Certificate after Meeting Statutory Requirements

By Justin Dalton On January 19, 2022, U.S. District Judge William Alsup of the Northern District of California issued his final comments upon the expiration of Pacific Gas and Electric’s (PG&E) five-year criminal probation term in the matter of United Continue reading

California Public Utilities Commission Imposes $59 Million Penalty Against Uber for Violating Rulings Regarding Sexual Assault and Harassment Claims

By Madison Orcutt On December 14, 2020, an Administrative Law Judge (“ALJ”) with the California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”), Robert Mason III, issued a Decision in its ongoing Rulemaking Proceeding R.12-12-011, fining Uber $59 million for failing to comply with Continue reading

Former Executive Director Files Lawsuit Against the California Public Utilities Commission

By: Madison Orcutt On December 4, 2020, the former executive director of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Alice Stebbins, filed a complaint against the Commission in the San Francisco Superior Court (Alice Stebbins v. California Public Utilities Commission, et Continue reading

Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Bankruptcy Case, In re PG&E, Case No. 19-30088-DM (Bankr. N.D. Cal.), Has Reached Monetary Settlements and Governor-Approved Reorganization Agreements

By Strider Kachelein On February 27, 2020, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), pursuant to a settlement agreement, imposed a $2.137 billion fine on Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to cover state expenditures and corrective actions with respect to Continue reading

Federal Court Dismisses Lawsuit Regarding Decommissioning of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) for Lack of Jurisdiction

By Marcus Friedman On December 3, 2019, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California issued an order in Public Watchdogs v. Southern California Edison Company, Case No. 19-CV-1635 JLS (MSB) (S.D. Cal. 2019), (1) granting defendant’s Continue reading

San Francisco Superior Court Grants Summary Adjudication in Favor of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for Racial Discrimination Claim, but Denies Summary Judgment for Commissioner and Former President

By Michael J. Melton On February 20, 2020, after hearing oral arguments in the matter of Clopton v. Cal. Pub. Util. Comm’n, No. CGC-17-563082 (Cal. Super. Ct. San Francisco), Judge Ethan P. Schulman granted the CPUC’s Motion for Summary Adjudication Continue reading