NRG Unit Says Contract Terms Quash Rate Hike Case

Law360, Philadelphia (November 19, 2012, 3:33 PM EST) -- An NRG Energy Inc. unit asked a Pennsylvania state judge Wednesday to toss a class action alleging it used deceptive advertising to con prospective customers into switching their electricity provider before jacking up prices, saying that its contract indicates that rates are variable.

In preliminary objections filed in Philadelphia's Court of Common Pleas, Energy Plus Holdings LLC contended that the contract governing plaintiff Christina Harley's electrical service was explicit about the possibility that the rates for electricity could go up or down.

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