Fla. County Can't Halt Homeowners' Electricity Plan In Court

Law360, Miami (February 6, 2013, 8:03 PM EST) -- A Florida appeals court on Wednesday upheld the dismissal of a suit brought by Monroe County to try to prevent a group of property owners on No Name Key from electrifying their homes, saying that the state Public Service Commission has exclusive jurisdiction on the matter.

A three-judge panel of the Third District Court of Appeal said the authority granted to the PSC by the state legislature would be eviscerated if subject to local government regulations, as Monroe County claimed, but said that the county still...
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