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Calif. Judge Retires Amid Controversy Over SoCal Edison Case

Law360, New York (January 6, 2016, 10:40 PM EST) -- The California Public Utilities Commission reassigned on Tuesday a case involving Southern California Edison’s closure of a nuclear plant after the administrative judge overseeing it retired amid allegations that she had acted improperly and a criminal investigation into how the regulator handled the case.

Administrative Law Judge Melanie M. Darling has retired from her position at the CPUC, the regulator confirmed Wednesday. The move came shortly after a San Diego consumer group made several failed bids to force the commission to reassign the investigation into SoCal Edison’s shutdown of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to a new judge and amid...

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