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What is a Public Utility?

By Kristin Watt

In a case recently published, though decided in April, the Ohio Second District Court of Appeals Ohio in Englewood v. Miami Valley Lighting, L.L.C.,  182 Ohio App. 3d 58 (2009), discussed what makes a particular entity a "public utility".  Generally speaking it is a mixed question of law and fact which requires an examination of the nature of the business.  The court provides a nice synopsis of Ohio law on the matter.

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