Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
Background: Docket UT-042022 is a complaint filed by recipients of inmate-initiated collect calls against AT&T and T-Netix. The complaint alleges that AT&T and T-Netix operated prison pay phones that did not disclose rates are required by state law (RCW 80.36.520) and UTC rules. The complaint was filed on November 17, 2004. King County Superior Court referred the matter to the commission to determine if the companies are operator service providers, and if so, if they failed to disclose rates. Several events have occurred during this proceeding. Click here to see a full list of documents in this matter.
On March 31, 2011, the commission entered Order 25 - Final Order Affirming Order 23 In Part on Other Grounds and Responding to Questions Referred From Superior Court.
On April 29, 2011, AT&T filed with the commission a copy of a Petition for Judicial Review filed in Thurston County Superior Court.
On February 2, 2012, Judge Paula Cases entered the Thurston County Superior Court's Order on Petitions for Review. The matter was "remanded to the WUTC to receive additional evidence."
Also, on February 2, the complainants filed a letter with the commission requesting that a prehearing conference be scheduled to address the remand in the Court Order.
The commission scheduled a prehearing conference for February 29, 2012, and was then cancelled by notice issued on February 27, 2012.
On February 15, 2012, AT& T filed a motion in King County Superior Court to terminate or withdraw the Court's primary jurisdiction referral to the commission.
On February 24, 2012, the Court entered an order granting the Motion. The Order states that all remaining legal or factual issues in this case are withdrawn from the commission's consideration and will be addressed by the Court.
UT-042022 - All Documents