SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2004 -- The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC), in its ongoing efforts to clamp down on illegal moving companies, has filed for a Temporary Restraining Order, Preliminary Injunction, and Action For Recovery Of Civil Penalties, against Fan Ding, doing business as Lucky Moving Company.
Update on Fan Ding Investigation
In response to Fan Ding's continued operations as a household goods mover, the California Public Utilities Commission's (PUC) Consumer Protection and Safety Division on July 13, 2004, obtained a signed order from San Francisco Superior Court judge to disconnect telephone service to three subscribers involved in unlawful advertisements of moving services without a valid household goods permit in force from the Commission authorizing those operations. The order, entitled "Finding of Probable Cause", found that telephone service to 15 phone numbers was being used by Fan Ding, doing business as LUCKY MOVING CO., LUCKY MOVERS CO., JIXIANG MOVING CO., DING FAN IMMIGRATION SERVICE; Duo Ji Han, doing business as LIJIE MOVING, PERFECT MOVING; and Peng Liu.
In addition, the Commission has signed out an Order Instituting Investigation (I. 04-04-002) to determine Respondent's fitness for a permit, and whether fines and sanctions should be imposed. A Prehearing Conference was held on August 26, 2004, in the Commission' courtroom in San Francisco. Respondent to file prepared testimony and respond to staff's data request by 9/9/04. Opening briefs are due 10/28/04 and reply briefs due 11/30/04.