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Verde Energy Variable-Rate Plan Settlement

This settlement resolves multiple class actions against Verde Energy USA, Inc., Verde Energy USA Ohio, LLC, Verde Energy USA, Massachusetts, LLC, and Verde Energy USA New York, LLC. The complaint alleges that the companies’ variable rate plans in Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania charged electricity rates that were not priced according  Read more

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Greenlight Variable Electricity Rate Settlement

Greenlight Energy, Inc. is settling a class action about Greenlight’s alleged acts and omissions concerning supplying energy at variable rates. The complaint alleged that the company’s misleading representations violated New York’s General Business Law and breached its contracts as well as the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.  Read more

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Camino Natural Resources Interest on Late Payments Oklahoma Settlement

Camino Natural Resources, LLC is settling a class action for $2.1 million. The complaint is asking for damages, alleging that Camino did not pay statutory interest, as required by Oklahoma law, when its royalty payments were late.  Read more

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SK Energy, Vitol Anticompetitive Acts on California Gasoline Class Action

According to the complaint for this class action, a 2015 explosion at a Torrance, California refinery provided an opportunity for several companies to manipulate the gasoline market in that state, resulting in higher prices at the pump. The complaint names SK Energy Americas, Inc., SK Trading International Co., Ltd., and Vitol, Inc. as defendants. While  Read more

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SK Energy, Vitol Manipulation of Gas Prices California Class Action

According to the complaint for this class action, a gasoline refinery explosion in Torrance, California, and the market disruption it caused, provided an opportunity for collusion scheme and higher prices in the gasoline market. The complaint alleges that various types of anticompetitive behavior resulted in higher prices for regular and premium gasoline in California, causing  Read more

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Verde Energy Unfair Variable Electricity Rates Class Action

Deregulation of electricity markets has not turned out as some consumers expected. The complaint for this class action alleges that Verde Energy USA, Inc. has “deceptive, bad-faith, unconscionable and unfair pricing practices” that have caused consumers to pay much more for electricity than they should have paid.  Read more

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Electricity Maine Deceptive Marketing Settlement

Electricity Maine, LLC is paying $14 million to settle a class action alleging that it engaged in deceptive marketing practices, causing consumers to pay more than they otherwise would have for electricity.  Read more

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Columbia Natural Gas Storage Fields Use Without Payment West Virginia Class Action

After natural gas is produced, it may be kept in underground storage fields. Natural gas companies must acquire the rights to store the gas in these storage fields from the owners of the land above and must pay for any additional gases removed with the stored gas. The complaint for this class action alleges that  Read more

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Exxon Mobil Royalties for Gas Well Products Class Action

When ordinary people permit companies to extract oil or gas from under their land, it’s difficult for them to know if they’re being paid fairly or not. This class action bring suit against Exxon Mobil Corporation, ExxonMobil Oil Corporation, and XTO Energy, Inc. for the “actual, knowing, and willful underpayment or non-payment of royalties on  Read more

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Southland Royalty Co. Royalties on Gas Leases in New Mexico Class Action

This class action takes on Southland Royalty Company, LLC on the subject of royalties for some 300 gas leases in which it has an interest. The complaint alleges that Southland permits third-party operators to work its leases and that these third-party operators do not pay the full amount of what is owed in royalties. The  Read more

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