California Public Utilities Commission v. Superior Court

A superior court lacks jurisdiction to hear a suit challenging the Public Utilities Commission’s response to a public records request.  A superior court lacks jurisdiction to review any order or decision of the PUC.  Pub. Util. Code 1759.  Hence, a superior court cannot hear a suit challenging the PUC’s response to a request for documents under the California Public Records Act.  Gov. Code 6259 says that CPRA suits may be filed in a court of competent jurisdiction.  Only the Courts of Appeal and Supreme Court are courts of competent jurisdiction to review the PUC’s acts.

California Court of Appeal, First District, Division 2 (Miller, J.); August 31, 2016; 2016 WL 4540053

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