Public Utility Commission

ORS 756.572
Effect of orders on successors in interest


An order of the Public Utility Commission issued in accordance with the provisions of ORS chapters 756, 757, 758 and 759 is binding upon the successors in interest of each person affected thereby, until set aside, rescinded, suspended or modified as provided by law.


Any investigation, hearing or other proceeding involving the issuance of an order of the commission that has not been finally determined when a transfer of any interests of a person is effected may be continued and finally determined, notwithstanding any such transfer of interest. Any order issued in such investigation, hearing or other proceeding is binding upon the successors in interest. [1971 c.655 §54; 1973 c.776 §31; 1987 c.447 §93; 1995 c.733 §71]
Chapter 756

Notes of Decisions

Under regulatory scheme, Public Utility Commissioner has authority to promulgate rule limiting telephone company's liability for directory listing errors or omissions. Garrison v. Pacific NW Bell, 45 Or App 523, 608 P2d 1206 (1980)

Refund is proper exercise of Public Utility Commission's general powers if refund (1) is based only on information in existence at time of rate order for which refund is being made; (2) is not based on evaluation of public utility's actual expenses or revenues; and (3) is not effectuated by offsetting future rates. Gearhart v. Public Utility Commission, 255 Or App 58, 299 P3d 533 (2013), aff'd 356 Or 216, 339 P3d 904 (2014)


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