Pa. Water Billing Suit To Stay Under Utilities Board

Law360, Philadelphia (August 29, 2012, 5:20 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear an appeal of a lower court's decision that the state Public Utility Commission has jurisdiction over a putative class action alleging the Pennsylvania American Water Co. failed to prorate charges.

The high court’s decision not to take the case cements a January ruling by the Commonwealth Court that determined the PUC had primary jurisdiction over the suit, in which Leslie Pettko contended that the utility unfairly billed customers for fee increases that did not actually go into...
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