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Los Angeles Department Of Water And Power Faces Lawsuit Over Transfer Of Funds

Los Angeles Times-


A longtime critic of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power sued the city of L.A. Wednesday over its routine practice of taking millions of dollars from the utility each year and spending it on basic services.

The lawsuit, filed in the L.A. Superior Court, brought by Jack Humphreville is one of several lawsuits filed in recent years that target the yearly transfer between the DWP and the city.

Humphreville’s lawsuit alleges the DWP payment amounts to an illegal tax and asks a judge to order the funds collected earlier this year by the city — more than $241 million — returned to the utility.

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