Fla. Laws Let Power Cos. Fleece Customers: Suit

Law360, New York (September 7, 2011, 2:22 PM EDT) -- A group of Florida residents on Tuesday launched a putative class action against two power companies, seeking to overturn state laws that allow the companies to bill customers for the construction of future power plants that they have no obligation to complete.

The residents allege that two state statutes permitting Progress Energy Florida Inc. and Florida Power & Light Co. to collect fees for an unspecified power project violate the U.S. Constitution because the companies can elect to cancel the project at will, with no benefit...
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