ComEd Hit With $182M Suit Over Delayed Meter Installations

Law360, New York (April 4, 2013, 8:16 PM EDT) -- Exelon Corp. unit Commonwealth Edison Co. was hit with a proposed class action for $182 million by consumers over the delay of its installation of smart electricity meters by more than two years.

In a complaint filed in Illinois state court, customers including Robin Hawkins, the owner of child care service Robin’s Nest, claimed ComEd agreed to switch to smart meters, planning to install them starting in September 2012 based on a smart meter deployment approval order by the Illinois Commerce Commission. Despite this order, ComEd...
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