302 S.C. 132 (1990)

394 S.E.2d 311

Steven W. HAMM, Consumer Advocate for the State of South Carolina, Appellant v. SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY and the South Carolina Public Service Commission, Respondents.

Supreme Court of South Carolina.

Decided May 7, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Steven W. Hamm, Raymon E. Lark and Natalie J. Moore, all of S.C. Dept. of Consumer Affairs, Columbia, for appellant.

Fred A. Walters, of Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Co., Marsha A. Ward, of S.C. Public Service Com'n, and A. Camden Lewis, of Lewis, Babcock, Pleicones & Hawkins, of Columbia, for respondents.

Heard Jan. 22, 1990.

Decided May 7, 1990.

TOAL, Justice:

In this appeal the Consumer Advocate contests the validity of an approved rate increase for Touch-Tone dialing telephone rates requested by Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company. We reverse.


This case involves three separate orders of the Public Service Commission (PSC). The Consumer Advocate (Advocate) participated in...

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