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.
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.
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.
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