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The filed charge doctrine utilized by Federal businesses and permitted by Federal Courts is the place some States get the inspiration for State businesses and State Courts to use filed insurance coverage charge doctrines.
In Ameren In poor health. Co. v. Fed. Vitality Reg. Comm’n, ___ F.4th ___, No. 20-1277 Consolidated with Nos. 20-1450, 21-1154 & 21-1254, 2023 WL 363887 (D.C. Cir. Jan. 24, 2023), the Federal Vitality Regulatory Fee ordered refunds to customers of electrical energy from regulated electrical utilities which charged greater than their filed charges allowed. FERC was affirmed on attraction on this case.
The Court docket made this level which was essential to its willpower to affirm FERC’s refund order on this case: “The Fee has ‘authority to order refunds if it finds violations of the filed tariff.’” Ameren Illinois, 2023 WL 363887, at *2 (quotation omitted). Practitioners in States during which Federal or State Courts observe a filed insurance coverage charge doctrine, could be effectively suggested to analysis whether or not their State Insurance coverage Commissioners, by no matter identify (in Florida, the Insurance coverage Commissioner is within the lately extra well known Workplace of Insurance coverage Regulation, presently housed inside the Division of Monetary Companies), have the authority to order refunds in the event that they discover violations of the filed tariff. It will virtually actually decide the end result of many purchasers’ instances.
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