Citizens’ Oversight

FEDERAL ORDER DISMISSES CPUC APPEAL, ALLOWS AGUIRRE TO BE PAID FOR SAN ONOFRE SETTLEMENT BENEFITTING RATEPAYERS

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo: Ray Lutz, founder of Citizens Oversight, lead plaintiff in the case that recovered  $775 million for ratepayers, praises the courts action.

November 18, 2018 (San Diego)  The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday dismissed an appeal from the California Public Utilities Commission which had sought to block payment of $5.4 million in legal fees to the law firm of former San Diego City Attorney Mike Aguirre. The fees were for work done by Aguirre’s firm on behalf of ratepayers in a settlement which saved ratepayers $775 million dollars related to shutdown of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.


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