Puerto Rican Power Co. Takes Flak On Rates, Fuel Fee

Law360, New York (October 7, 2011, 4:44 PM EDT) -- A proposed class of electrical customers in Puerto Rico on Thursday lodged an antitrust suit against the island’s dominant electric utility, Autoridad de Energia Electrica, alleging a fuel adjustment charge violates the Robinson-Patman Act as well as the U.S. Constitution.

Duamel Santiago-Ramos and the Caribbean Economic Council brought the suit against AEE, which also accuses the publicly owned company of price discrimination for charging different rates for different classes of customers.

The suit names as defendants AEE, also known as the Puerto Rico Power Company, as...
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