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Upon the transfer of responsibilities and obligations from the consolidated entities into the consolidated agency, the consolidated agency, shall by operation of law, and in accordance with transition plans, succeed to all of the rights and obligations of the consolidated entities, including MTDB and NCTD, which enable the consolidated agency to perform the responsibility and obligations transferred, as provided in this section. This shall include, but not be limited to:
(a) The rights and property of the consolidated entities, including MTDB and NCTD, pertaining to the responsibilities and obligations transferred.
(b) The legally enforceable debts and liabilities of the consolidated entities, including MTDB and NCTD, pertaining to the responsibilities and obligations transferred in the same manner as if the consolidated agency had itself incurred them.
(c) The rights of creditors and all liens upon the property of the consolidated entities or of their responsibilities shall be preserved unimpaired, limited in lien to the property affected by the liens immediately prior to the transfer of related responsibilities and obligations.
(d) An action or proceeding pending by or against a consolidated entity, including MTDB and NCTD, may be prosecuted to judgment, and the judgment shall be binding on the consolidated agency, or the consolidated agency may be proceeded against or substituted in the place of a consolidated entity, if the action or proceeding pertains to a transferred responsibility or obligation.
(e) In order to protect the holders of outstanding, unmatured bonds and other evidences of indebtedness of the consolidated entities, including MTDB and NCTD pertaining to the responsibilities and obligations transferred, the consolidated agency shall have the power to take all actions and do all things necessary or required for the protection of those holders and for compliance with the terms of those bonds and other evidences of indebtedness. The consolidated agency shall have the power to continue all services that the consolidated entities, including MTDB and NCTD are furnishing pertaining to the responsibilities and obligations transferred on the date of the transfer.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - California Code, Public Utilities Code - PUC § 132353.4 - last updated January 01, 2019 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ca/public-utilities-code/puc-sect-132353-4/
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