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Supreme Court Passes On PG&E Case

Law360 (December 11, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal by a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. unit in a case about whether federal energy regulators have the authority to require government-owned utilities to issue refunds stemming from the 2001 California energy crisis.

On Monday, the Supreme Court denied writ of certiorari to the PG& E subsidiary, allowing the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit's ruling in favor of the municipal and federally owned entities to stand.

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