Fitch notes that the MPUC
requires OTP to maintain a equity to capitalization ratio between 47.4% and 58.0%.
At issue is the MPUC
's attempt to impose utility-style rules to VoIP services provided by telecommunications companies.
The District Court for the District of Minnesota granted Northwestern Bell's motion to dismiss the RICO claim, finding that under Superior Oil the fraudulent acts alleged were part of a "single scheme to influence MPUC
commissioners." (45) The Eighth Circuit affirmed, finding that "[a] single fraudulent effort or scheme is insufficient" to establish a pattern of racketeering activity.
point," the MPUC
had been forced to fashion a new rule for the
3) To carry out a requirements analysis for the hardware and software infrastructure in MPUC
for E-learning implementation.
Multiple investigators have examined vascular invasion in MPUC
by using immunohistochemistry for factor VIII, Ulex europaeus, CD31, and CD34, (1,7-10) as summarized in Table 1.
The federal district court dismissed the complaint because "[e]ach of the fraudulent acts alleged by [petitioners] was committed in furtherance of a single scheme to influence MPUC
commissioners to the detriment of Northwestern Bell's ratepayers." (95) The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed, "confirming that under Eighth Circuit precedent [a] single fraudulent effort or scheme is insufficient to establish a pattern of racketeering activity, and agreeing with the District Court that petitioners' complaint alleged only a single scheme." (96)
The acts committed by Northwestern Bell were said to be related by the common purpose of influencing MPUC
officials to approve unreasonable rates.
determined that the standby rate should "reflect the value of the distributed generation to the utility." Id.
The transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions and approvals, including the approval of the issuance of shares and the adoption of the amendment to SJW's certificate of incorporation by SJW Group stockholders, the approval of the merger agreement by Connecticut Water shareholders, the approvals of the PURA and the MPUC
, and pre-approvals of license transfers by the Federal Communications Commission.
Multiyear Electric Rate Plan: On May 11, 2017, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC
) adopted a settlement stipulation for a four-year electric rate plan with a three-step permanent rate increase.
Results for 2017 also reflect a benefit of $7.9 million after-tax, or $0.16 per share, for the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission's (MPUC
) modification of its November 2016 order on the allocation of North Dakota investment tax credits in a MPUC
order dated December 7, 2017.