Pluris Wedgefield Water Contamination Settlement

Utility companies Pluris Wedgefield, LLC, Pluris Holdings, LLC, and Pluris Wedgefield, Inc. have agreed to a $3.3 million settlement of a class action about contaminants in water supplies. The complaint alleged that in the process of disinfecting the water to be supplied to customers, to remove viruses and other microbes, byproduct contaminants were introduced, at  Read more

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Conservice Refusal to Provide Billing Information California Class Action

Conservice, LLC, which calls itself a utility management provider, bills individual tenants at apartment complexes for their share of utility bills for things like water, pest control, and trash. But the complaint for this class action alleges that Conservice does not follow California law for this pro-rata billing, alleging that it may add upcharges and  Read more

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Johnson Utilities Water Rate Increase Settlement

Johnson Utilities, LLC is paying $10.35 million to resolve a class action alleging the company unlawfully raised its water and wastewater rates by bribing a state regulator.  Read more

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Greenville, NC Utilities Commission Capacity Fee Settlement

The Greenville Utilities Commission (GUC) is settling a class action alleging that the capacity fees it was charging violated North Carolina law. The complaint alleged GUC was charging the fees as a condition of receiving water or sewer service.  Read more

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Netflix and Hulu Failure to Pay Franchise Fee Texas Class Action

To operate in Texas, video service providers are required to apply to the Public Utility Commission of Texas for a certificate of franchise authority (SICFA). In exchange, they must pay the Texas municipalities 5% of their gross profits in that municipality. The complaint for this class action alleges that Netflix, Inc. and Hulu, LLC have  Read more

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