FirstEnergy, Energy Harbor Ohio Electricity Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

This settlement resolves two class actions against FirstEnergy, FirstEnergy Service, Ohio Edison, Toledo Edison, Cleveland Electric, Energy Harbor, and five individuals, alleging that they took part in racketeering in order to influence the passage of HB 6, and causing some Ohio residents to pay too much for electricity. The complaint alleged the defendants violated the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, the Ohio Corrupt Practices Act, and other laws.

Docket Number:

2:20-cv-3755 and CV-20 935557

Company: FirstEnergy Corporation

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Objection Deadline: October 5, 2022

Exclusion Deadline: October 5, 2022

Final Approval Hearing: November 9, 2022

Proof of Purchase:

You do not have to provide proof or submit a Claim Form.


You may be eligible if you paid Toledo Edison, Cleveland Electric, or Ohio Edison any rates, charges, fees, tolls, or other costs under HB 6 or any recovery mechanism approved by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) pursuant to HB 6 through June 22, 2022.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Benefit: Proportionate share of the net settlement fund.

Total Settlement Amount: $49,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
McGowan Hood & Felder LLC
Miller Law LLC
Murray & Murray Co., LPA

Case Name: Smith v. FirstEnergy Corp., et al. and Emmons v. FirstEnergy Corp.

Settlement Website: Ohio Electricity Litigation Website

Claims Administrator:
AB Data, Ltd.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Ohio Electricity Litigation
c/o A.B. Data, Ltd.
P.O. Box 173105
Milwaukee, WI 53217

Tags: Energy, RICO laws, Utility Overcharge