At approximately 4:45 a.m., the applicant was working with his partner in the basement of the building and attempted to connect the power line leading to the basement. He was shocked twice. The power line was tested immediately and contained 125 volts (household voltage). The plaintiff filed a lawsuit against Consolidated Edison, alleging that they acted negligently in failing to properly close the power line in question. A lawsuit was also filed against Pfizer Inc. and Morgan Construction Enterprises Inc., alleging that they violated Section 241(6) of the Labor Code and the New York City Code of Rules and Regulations by allowing the plaintiff to work near electricity. The plaintiff`s wife filed a derivative claim. “The unexpected and extreme overnight increases in our Con Edison bills are completely out of control for working families,” said New York City Council member Lincoln Restler. “Thank you Attorney General James for always caring about our communities and working together to stand up to Con Edison.” “Con Edison`s recent spike in electricity bills is outrageous and troubling. This led New Yorkers to question whether they could afford to pay these high prices, especially among my constituents in the Bronx,” said Rep.
Kenny Burgos. “No one should have to decide whether to put food on the table or leave the lights on. I commend Attorney General James for taking action, because we all deserve an explanation as to why these increases occurred in the first place. “Con Edison`s recent steep rate hikes during the winter months without notice are absolutely unacceptable,” said Senator Alessandra Biaggi. “Con Edison has a responsibility to be open and transparent about all rate hikes, and must not leave New Yorkers in the dark about the changes. I am grateful to Attorney General James for taking steps to protect consumers from excessively high energy bills and for holding Con Edison accountable. All New Yorkers deserve access to affordable energy and shouldn`t have to sacrifice staying warm. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are external online distributors of ALM`s extensive collection of current and archived versions of legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law clients may access and use ALM content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, New York Law Journal and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information. Consolidated Edison charged some of its customers a higher gas rate than the one legally allowed to charge them on its utility rate, allowing the company to make unexpected profits, alleges a recent Milberg class action lawsuit. The lawsuit seeks to establish a class of customers in New York State and obtain damages – including reimbursements – on their behalf.
However, all customers of Con Edison in New York State who have been charged an SC-3 gas rate at any time within the applicable limitation period prior to the filing of such lawsuit up to the date of Con Edison`s judgment will comply with the disqualifications under Sheet 239(1) and will not comply with the exemptions set forth in Sheet 239(1)(a) through (c). NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James has taken steps to protect consumers from higher-than-expected energy bills from Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison). In a letter to Con Edison, Attorney General James asked for an explanation for last month`s unexpected increase in utility bills that affected thousands of New Yorkers, mostly in New York City and Westchester County. Many New York consumers filed complaints with the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), claiming that their Con Edison bills for January 2022 were significantly higher than in the previous billing cycle, with some consumers reporting bills up to three times higher even if their consumption remained the same. A 37-year-old electrician was upgrading electrical switchgear when he was twice struck by power lines that should have been cut. As a result of the incident, he sustained serious injuries, including hand and upper body pain, memory loss, mood swings, depression and PTSD. Represented by Block O`Toole & Murphy, he filed a lawsuit against Con Edison and received a $2.6 million settlement.