Public Service Commission
Daniel Jordan, Esquire
Tariff cannot alter common law. The State of Missouri Public Service Commission the Office of Public Counsel v. Missouri Gas Energy, a Division of Southern Union Company, No. 75024 (Mo. App. W.D., January 8, 2013), Martin, J.
Tariff purported to depart from common law on liability for personal and property damage.
Held: Reversed. Tariffs must be consistent with common law on utility’s liability, so tariff departing from common law is unlawful and unreasonable.