Atlantic Rfg. Co. v. Public Serv. Comm'n

In Atlantic Rfg. Co. v. Public Serv. Comm'n, 360 U. S. 378, 392 (1959), the Court ruled the FPC could issue a certificate without making a final determination of the vital matter of price, so long as the certificate was conditioned so "that the consuming public may be protected while the justness and reasonableness of the price fixed by the parties is being determined" in subsequent hearings. No injury was contemplated, and the ultimate issue was not likely to be prejudged.