Texas Justices Allow Challenge To Austin Energy Rates

Law360 (April 12, 2021, 2:56 PM EDT) -- The Texas Supreme Court has affirmed a ruling that customers of an Austin city-owned utility can sue the city over its power rates, and revived several claims in the rate dispute that had been dismissed on jurisdictional grounds by lower courts.

In a unanimous decision Friday, the state high court revived all of internet service provider Data Foundry Inc.'s claims challenging what it says are illegal rates set by utility Austin Energy. The justices found that the Fourteenth Court of Appeals rightfully ruled the company has the ability to bring a suit over the rates. 

The court also held that lower...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!