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South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Meeting
Tuesday, January 18, 2000; 1:30 P.M.
State Capitol Building, Room 468
Pierre, South Dakota
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ADDENDUM TO THE AGENDA
1. CT99-041 IN THE MATTER OF THE COMPLAINT FILED BY DONALD COOK, HURON, SOUTH DAKOTA, AGAINST BUDGET CALL LONG DISTANCE, INC. AND NOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC. REGARDING UNAUTHORIZED SWITCHING OF SERVICES. (Staff Analyst: Leni Healy. Staff Attorney: Karen Cremer.)
On September 28, 1999, the Public Utilities Commission (Commission) received a complaint filed by Donald Cook, Huron, South Dakota (Complainant), against Budget Call Long Distance, Inc. (Budget), regarding alleged unauthorized charges on his long distance bill. Complainant requests that the unauthorized charges be removed from his bill and that he be awarded $1000 as provided by law. On October 7, 1999, the Commission voted unanimously to find probable cause. A regularly scheduled December 14, 1999, meeting the Commission voted to grant the Complainant's request to amend the complaint and add NOR Communications as a respondent. On January 10, 2000, the Commission received a Motion by Budget Call Long Distance, Inc, for Amendment of Caption of Proceeding.
TODAY, shall the Commission grant Budget's motion?
2. CT99-048 IN THE MATTER OF THE COMPLAINT FILED BY DAVID AND LISA NEUHARTH, FORT PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA, AGAINST EXCEL TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. REGARDING UNAUTHORIZED SWITCHING OF SERVICES (Staff Analyst: Leni Healy. Staff Attorney: Camron Hoseck.)
On October 25, 1999, the Public Utilities Commission (Commission) received a complaint filed by David and Lisa Neuharth, Fort Pierre, South Dakota (Complainants), against Excel Telecommunications, Inc. (Excel), regarding alleged unauthorized switching of services. Complainants allege that a ranch bunkhouse phone on "vacation" status with the local carrier was, without their authorization, switched to Excel. A November 15, 1999, regular meeting, the Commission found probable cause in this matter and subsequently scheduled a hearing to be held on January 27, 2000, beginning at 1:30 p.m. On January 13, 2000, the Commission received motions from Complainant's attorney to file a third party complaint and for a continuance of the hearing.
TODAY, shall the Commission grant Complainant's motions to file a third party complaint and for a continuance of the hearing?
William Bullard Jr.
January 14, 2000