Public Utilities Reports Volume 4

Public Utilities Reports Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... asserts that the time of the passage of the ordinance levying the required direct tax fixes the limit of reasonable time in this case. Before that time had passed, plaintiff had begun this action, in which it asked that the Railroad Commission be enjoined from issuing this certificate. In determining whether such reasonable time has passed, the court should consider the course of action pursued by the plaintiff since the proceeding to acquire its property was begun. Considering all the facts disclosed by the testimony, the court coneludes that, in awaiting the outcome of this action in which the issuance of such certificate is enjoined, neither the Commission nor the city has waited an unreasonable time. WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT FOR DANE COUNTY. BUKT C. SMITH et al. v. RAILROAD COMMISSION OF WISCONSIN et al. Appeal and review--Finding of Commission--Conclusiveness. 1. The question whether an emergency exists requiring an increase of rates, although primarily for the Wisconsin Commission, is open for consideration by the courts upon review, subject to the well-recognized burden imposed upon all who challenge the findings of the Commission. Return--Emergency--What constitutes. 2. An emergency requiring an increase in street railway rates is not shown by mere evidence that existing rates do not yield sufficient income to pay operating expenses, fixed charges, and 7 J per cent of the value of the property of the company. March 21, 1919. Action to review order of Wisconsin Commission of September 12, 1918, fixing emergency rates for street car fares on the lines of the defendant company in the city of La Crosse; Commission order vacated. Appearances: Charles H. Schweizer, Jesse Higbee, and O. W. Swennes for plaintiffs; Edwin S. Mack and George more

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  • Paperback | 466 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236578325
  • 9781236578327