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Utility Overcharge

Aerial View of Oak Park, Michigan

The City of Oak Park, Michigan is having to pay a sizeable settlement in the settlement of a class action alleging that the city mischarged residents for water and sewer services. The complaint alleged that two components of the city’s charges are unfair: a Kuhn Facility debt service charge and a storm water disposal charge.

Electrical Power Lines

Palmco Power NJ, a third-party supplier of natural gas, and Palmco Energy, a third-part supplier of electricity in New Jersey are being required to pay penalties and reparations to customers in the outcome of a class action brought by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.

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This settlement resolves a class action that makes two main claims: (1) that IDT Energy or its related companies overcharged customers for gas and electricity, and (2) that IDT also did not give customers who participated in its rebate programs the full rebates owed.

Night View of Los Angeles

This settlement resolves a class action with the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), and the LADWP board of Water and Power Commissioners.

Electricity Pylon

When Emily Fishman got a call from Tiger Natural Gas offering her purportedly cheaper gas for her home, she thought it would be a good idea to sign up. After a number of months with Tiger, however, she found that she was paying roughly double what she’d been paying with her old utility.

PAG&E

Pennsylvania Gas & Electric has agreed to settle a class action that alleges that it did not treat its electricity customers fairly when it imposed significant rate increases.

Station Energy

This settles a class action alleging that Starion Energy falsely claimed that its variable rates for electricity would reflect the “cost of electricity” that the company “obtained from all sources.” The complaint alleges that this means that the price of electricity for variable rate customers would fluctuate in reflection of Starion’s costs in obtaining the electricity, but that the company fa

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The plaintiff in this lawsuit alleges that the Los Angeles Department of Water and power overbilled customers due to the defective implementation of the LADWP’s new Customer Care and Billing System.  The plaintiff further claims damages incurred by customers arising from their participation in the LADWP’s solar incentive program.

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The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that Discount Power falsely claimed in its contracts with customers that its variable rate for electricity supply services would fluctuate based on changes in the “wholesale power market,” but in practice failed to decrease its variable rate when wholesale market rates went down. 

This class action alleges that Black Warrior, a membership cooperative which provided electrical service to residents and businesses in certain areas of Alabama, failed to distribute “excess revenues” according to legal requirements.