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New York State Department of Public Service Office of General Counsel Litigation Case Files

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
The Department of Public Service Office of Counsel represents the Public Service Commission, both in court and before administrative agencies, in legal proceedings relating to New York State Public Service Law. Case files in this series include pleadings, orders, testimony, and associated records used in litigation. The records document a variety of actions heard in state and federal courts.
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2 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1978-1979
Series Number:
21449

Administrative History

Within the Department of Public Service, the Office of General Counsel performs all legally-related duties and services for the Department and the Public Service Commission. The Office represents the Commission in actions and legal proceedings involving questions of Public Service Law, both in court and before administrative agencies. Unlike many other State agencies which are represented in court actions by the Office of the Attorney General, the Department of Public Service represents itself in legal matters dealing with public utilities. As a result, the Department's General Counsel has carried cases to U.S. Courts of Appeal and, at times, to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Scope and Content Note

Case files in this series consist of a wide variety of record types, including court records such as pleadings, orders, and copies of testimony, as well as associated records concerning litigation and the Office of General Counsel's preparation and conduct of that litigation. The records document a variety of court actions heard in state and federal courts. Cases in this series involve Consolidated Edison (447 U.S. 530); Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation (51 N.Y. 2d 823); and Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation (59 A.D. 2d 73).

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Accretion: 21449-08
1978-1979 Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. v. Public Service Commission of New York 447 U.S. 530 1
1978-1979 Rochester Gas & Electric Corporation, Petitioner, v. Public Service Commission of the State of New York, Respondent 51 N.Y. 2d 823; In the Matter of Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., Petitioner, v. Public Service Commission of the State of New York, Respondent 59 A.D. 2d 73 2