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Jackson v. Metropolitan Edison Co.
Citation:419 U.S. 345, 95 S.Ct. 449, 42 L.Ed.2d 477 (1974).
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Metropolitan Edison Co. (Metropolitan Edison) is a heavily regulated private utility with a state certificate of public convenience to sell electricity. Metropolitan Edison terminated service to Jackson for nonpayment, pursuant to a provision of its general tariff that had been filed with the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission. Jackson claimed that termination “without adequate notice and a hearing before an impartial body” deprived her of property without due process of law.
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