August 11, 2015

August 11, 2015 – After oral argument, the Texas Court of Appeals for the Fifth Judicial District of Texas at Dallas in Oncor Elec. Delivery Co. LLC v. City of Richardson, No. 05-14-00843-CV, 2015 Tex. App. LEXIS 8387, 2015 WL 4736827 (Tex. App.—Dallas Aug. 11, 2015, pet. filed) (mem. op.), reversed a summary judgment against LWS client Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC in the 134th Judicial District Court for Dallas County, Texas, in a case of first impression regarding whether a city or an electric utility had to pay the cost of relocating the electric utility’s facilities in city-owned alleys. In the appeal, the Court, as Oncor argued, held that Oncor’s retail tariff, rather than a Texas statute and or the common law, required the City to pay the relocation costs.  Bob Wise represented Oncor on appeal and successfully preserved Oncor’s trial court victory.