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Automatic Tips? Not So Fast!

Those mandatory 18% tips on checks for large dining parties will get more expensive for restaurateurs starting January 1, 2014.

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Cajun Christmas Surprise: Louisiana Electric Cooperative Successfully Defends NERC Deregistration

Yesterday the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) reaffirmed its July order (discussed here) ordering the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (“NERC”) to remove Southeast Louisiana Electric Cooperative …

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With ISO Vote, Energy Imbalance Market Begins to Take Shape

The California Independent System Operator’s (“Cal-ISO”) Board of Governors recently voted to move forward with a proposed Energy Imbalance Market (“EIM”), with the aim of encouraging Balancing …

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Okanagan Odyssey Goes On: Washington Supreme Court to Review Case Involving Condemnation of State Lands for Transmission Right of Way

The long litigation road walked by Okanogan County PUD to build a short transmission line has just gotten a bit longer. On November 7, the Washington Supreme …

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Pacific Coast Action Plan Sets Framework for Regional Climate and Energy Action

Last week, the governors of the three West Coast states and the Premier of British Columbia signed the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy. While …

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Court Finds Washington Public Records Act Applies to Personal Email Accounts of Elected Officials

In a decision issued late last week, the Kitsap County Superior Court concluded that, under Washington’s Public Records Act, public agencies must produce emails sent or received …

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End of a Litigation Era? Ninth Circuit Upholds Bonneville Power’s Residential Exchange Settlement

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday approved a Bonneville Power Administration settlement of the “Residential Exchange” litigation, which may finally bring a …

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