April 28, 2018

April 28, 2018: In a case important to all regulated electric utilities in Texas and one that resolved a split among the Texas courts of appeals, LWS persuaded the Texas Supreme Court that the Public Utility Commission of Texas, under the Texas Public Utility Regulatory Act, has exclusive jurisdiction over breach-of-contract claims involving electric-utility rates, operations, or services. The Court’s decision resulted in the reversal of a substantial monetary judgment against LWS’s client, Oncor Electric Delivery Co. LLC, the largest transmission and distribution utility in Texas. LWS’s Bob Wise was Oncor’s lead attorney in the appeal and argued the case on its behalf before the Texas Supreme Court. See Oncor Elec. Delivery Co. v. Chaparral Energy, LLC, 546 S.W.3d 133 (Tex. 2018).