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Grocery store says utility company retaliated for dispute by shutting off electricity

Louie Torres Apr. 14, 2017, 9:10am

A grocery store is suing Commonwealth Edison Company, a public utility provider, citing alleged retaliation and violation of federal law for wrongfully cutting off its electricity.

Class action: ComEd, Nicor improperly adding interest, fees to medical hardship repayment plans

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 13, 2016, 1:14pm

A new class action lawsuit has charged two of the Chicago area’s largest utility companies with improperly adding finance charges and late fees to so-called “medical payment arrangements” – or special electric and natural gas bill repayment plans required by the state, should utility customers suffer significant health problems interfering with their ability to pay their bills on time.

IL Supreme Court declines to answer whether state can tell utilities where to buy electricity

Dan Churney May 23, 2016, 3:31pm

The Illinois Supreme Court has shied away from ruling on a question brought by a group of electricity suppliers, who had asked the court to limit the power of the Illinois Commerce Commission to dictate from whom the suppliers must buy their electricity, ruling the question became moot when a largescale coal power plant project folded for lack of funds.

Widow blames Riverdale, motorist for husband's death

Wadi Reformado May 16, 2016, 12:53pm

CHICAGO — A Homewood woman is suing, the village of Riverdale and a motorist, alleging their negligence led to her husband's death in a car crash. 

Electrical work leads to lead-exposure lawsuit

Joe Torke Mar. 3, 2016, 5:09pm

CHICAGO — An employee of an electrical contractor and the employee's wife are suing a utility and others, claiming the electrical worker suffered from lead poisoning as a result of the defendants' negligence.

ComEd sues customer, alleging failure to pay $42,000 in electric bills

Robert Hadley Nov. 3, 2015, 1:05pm

Commonwealth Edision is suing a medical practice, alleging money owed for electric service.

Former smoker blames asbestos for cancer, sues companies for liability

Robert Hadley Nov. 2, 2015, 2:07pm

A Cook County couple is suing more than two dozen companies, alleging liability for the husband's asbestos exposure.

ComEd sues medical center over claims of unpaid bills

Robert Hadley Sep. 1, 2015, 11:43am

Commonwealth Edison Co. is suing a doctor and surgical center for more than $40,000 in allegedly unpaid electric bills.

Woman steps into wet cement, sues over alleged injuries

Dan Harkins Aug. 3, 2015, 11:39am

A woman allegedly injured after stepping into wet cement at a job site is suing the overseers of the site.

Couple goes to court over utility pole fire damage

Dan Harkins Jun. 11, 2015, 1:07pm

An Elmhurst couple is suing a local power company, alleging damages incurred after a utility pole burst into flames.

Couple sues over flaming utility pole

Dan Harkins Jun. 3, 2015, 11:43am

A couple whose property was damages when a utility pole burst into flames in 2012 is suing the pole's owner. Tim and Linda McCarthy filed a complaint on May 28 in Cook County Circuit Court against Commonwealth Edison Co. On May 28, 2012, a utility pole owned by the defendant and adjacent to the plaintiffs' property burst into flames, causing damage to the plaintiffs' property.

ComEd sues plumbing company over damage to underground utilities; seeks $100K-plus

Matt Russell Jul. 7, 2014, 9:00am

A plumbing company is being sued over claims an excavation led to damaged utility wires.

ComEd seeks $131K from excavation company over cable damage

Ben Hart Jun. 17, 2014, 9:41am

A utility company is suing over claims its cables were damaged as a result of careless excavation.

ComEd claims Coca-Cola truck driver broke utility pole, seeks $48K in damages

Annie Cosby Jun. 11, 2014, 8:30am

A utility company is suing over claims a truck driver for Coca-Cola damaged one of its poles.

ComEd sues over damaged cables, seeks more than $257K

Ben Hart Apr. 25, 2014, 1:23pm

KowalczykA public utility company is suing over claims another company negligently hit its cables and conduits while excavating.Commonwealth Edison Co. filed a lawsuit April 18 in the Cook County Circuit Court against American Underground of Ill. LLC, citing negligence, the Illinois Underground Utility Facilities Damage Prevention and Interference with Utility Services acts.According to the suit, the

ComEd sued by Meade Electric Co. employee over injury

Whitney Brakken Jan. 17, 2014, 9:20am