Southern Utilities Co. v. City of Palatka
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268 U.S. 232 (1925)
U.S. Supreme Court
Southern Utilities Co. v. City of Palatka, 268 U.S. 232 (1925)
Southern Utilities Company v. City of Palatka
Argued April 27, 1925
Decided May 11, 1925
268 U.S. 232
1. An agreement of a public utility with a city to observe specified rates remains binding even after the rates become unremunerative if the contract does not lack mutuality. P. 268 U. S. 233.
2. The fact that the state legislature has power regulate the rates does not deprive the contract between the utility and the city of mutuality. Id.
86 Fla. 583 affirmed.
Certiorari to a decree of the Supreme Court of the Florida affirming a decree enjoining the petitioner from increasing its rates for electric lighting.
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