LA's $70M Deal Ending Power Billing Suits Gets OK At Last

Law360, Los Angeles (December 15, 2016, 10:33 PM EST) -- A California judge said Thursday he'll approve the city of Los Angeles' long-pending settlement of allegations that PricewaterhouseCoopers' 2010 overhaul of LA's billing system led thousands of utility customers to be overbilled, a deal that's grown from $44 million to $70 million since it was first proposed in August 2015.

At the Thursday hearing, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elihu M. Berle said that the parties had addressed small procedural concerns he had previously raised about the notice given to the class and the deadlines included in the settlement, and said that he would sign off on a preliminary approval order...

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