Suit Over SoCal Nuke Plant Charges Gets Tossed

Law360, New York (April 20, 2015, 2:28 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has tossed a proposed class action, saying that the constitutionality of a California Public Utilities Commission decision to include charges for a nuclear power plant's defective steam generators in utility bills should be decided by the state courts.

U.S. District Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo dismissed the suit Thursday for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, saying Section 1342 of Title 28 of the U.S. Code, also known as the Johnson Act, stipulates that such cases belong in state court. The suit sought billions...
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