No Class Cert. For Landowners In PG&E Cable Use Suit

Law360, New York (August 16, 2011, 5:54 PM EDT) -- A California judge denied class certification Friday to landowners suing Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and other power, cable and telecommunications companies over allegedly unauthorized installations of fiberoptic cable across their properties, ruling that differing terms of individual land use agreements made a class action inappropriate.

The plaintiffs sought to certify a statewide class of landowners who had PG&E power easements running across their private property. They argued that the easements, which allowed the company to install power lines over privately owned property, did not allow...
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