This article reviews the significant developments in the area of public utility law between January 1996 and August 1997. The first section covers legislative changes affecting electric, gas, telephone, and other public utilities; the second section reviews administrative action taken by the Virginia State Corporation Commission; and the third section addresses judicial action applied to the regulation of public utilities. The purposes of this article are to.provide Virginia public utility practitioners an overview of the recent developments in public utility law and to explain the impact these developments have upon public utilities operating in Virginia. This article, however, does not discuss or review all new developments related to Virginia public utility law.
Edward L. Flippen & Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe,
Annual Survey of Virginia Law: Public Utility Law,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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