A Treatise on the Law of Public Service Companies, Property Devoted to Public Use, Business in Public Employment, Carriers in Interstate Transportation and Regulation by Public Service Commissions: With an Annotated Appendix Containing Procedural Parts of Commission Laws of the Several States
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Page 200 - Property does become clothed with a public interest when used in a manner to make it of public consequence, and affect the community at large.
Page 322 - That there is an element of value in an assembled and established plant, doing business and earning money, over one not thus advanced, is self-evident. This element of value is a property right, and should be considered in determining the value of the property, upon which the owner has a right to make a fair return when the same is privately owned although dedicated to public use.
Page 574 - That any person, firm, corporation, or association, or any mercantile, agricultural, or manufacturing society, or any body politic or municipal organization complaining of anything done or omitted to be done by any common carrier subject to the provisions of this act in contravention of the provisions thereof, may apply to said Commission by petition, which shall briefly state the facts ; whereupon a statement of the charges...
Page 604 - In determining the price to be charged for gas or electricity the commission may consider all facts which in its judgment have any bearing upon a proper determination of the question although not set forth in the complaint and not within the allegations contained therein, with due regard among other things to a reasonable average return upon capital actually expended and to the necessity of making reservations out of income for surplus and contingencies.
Page 551 - And whenever the commission shall be of opinion, after a hearing, had upon its own motion or upon complaint...
Page 454 - The inquiry of a board of the character of the Interstate Commerce Commission should not be too narrowly constrained by technical rules as to the admissibility of proof. Its function is largely one of investigation and it should not be hampered in making inquiry pertaining to interstate commerce by those narrow rules which prevail in trials at common law where a strict correspondence is required between allegation and proof.
Page 525 - No complaint shall at any time be dismissed because of the absence of direct damage to the complainant.
Page 198 - This does not confer power upon the whole people to control rights which are purely and exclusively private, Thorpe v. R. & B. Railroad Co., 27 Vt. 143; but it does authorize the establishment of laws requiring each citizen to so conduct himself, and so use his own property, as not unnecessarily to injure another.
Page 432 - ... nothing in this Act contained shall in any way abridge or alter the remedies now existing at common law or by statute, but the provisions of this Act are in addition to such remedies...