AMI Smart Meter Overcharges & Overbillings Class Action Lawsuit

One of the “constants” I’ve heard ever since the beginning of my researching and writing about the vagaries of AMI Smart Meters, not only in Pennsylvania where I reside, but in other states around the USA and from researchers I network with, isOVERBILLINGS / OVERCHARGES.

The Netherlands in the European Union had a huge overbilling problem! Here’s an article that talks about overbilling as high as 582 percent!

Overcharges seem to be an extremely ‘lucrative’ problem utility companies have, while always trying to pawn off overcharges as “better monitoring and/or measuring of customers’ actual usage”. What?

How can that be when, in reality, utility companies are billing customers for the electricity the utility sends to monitor the customerwhich was never factored into utility bills rendered by analog meters for decades! Analogs only recorded what customers actually used; whereas AMI SMs record as customer usage the following:

Electric power spikes, aka “dirty electricity” or sinusoidal waves, sent as often as every 15 seconds.

Electric power signals to monitor “smart appliances” you have in your home. The AMI SM sends out electric signals until it finds a smart appliance to hook up with. Did you know that?

Electric power to send signals back to the utility of what it finds from the surveillance of your smart appliances; what those appliances were doing and the times—as often as utility AMI SMs computer programs are written to send that information over HAN or LAN networks to cell towers or other networks.

I bet the above are ‘shockers’! Well, that’s what happens with the AMI SMs which, in reality, are surveillance computers that will have to be replaced every 5 to 6 years; did you know that? Also, utility companies build into customers’ monthly bills, the cost of the computer! So, now can you understand why utility bills increase dramatically?

However, some customers are not taking it lightly and paying through the nose, as the saying goes.

On July 19, 2018, a civil action was filed against the Central Maine Power Company. It is a Class Action Complaint with Jury Trial Demand, Docket No. CV-18-324 filed by Mark Levesque in the State of Maine Superior Court, Cumberland, SS.

In the Introduction part of the Brief filed, we find this:

  1. CMP delivers electricity to more than 624,000 customers in an 11,000 square mile service area in central and southern Maine. On October 30, 2017, CMP switched from its 27-year old mainframe computer to a new electronic billing system. That is when the trouble began. Indeed, beginning the following month, as a result of the new billing system and metering issues, approximately 97,000 CMP customers saw their bills increase by 50% or more.

Some saw their bills double or even triple, which was financially devastating for many customers. Another 200,000 CMP have been overcharged up to 50%.

  1. This action is to recover the money that CMP unlawfully took from its customers.

There’s only one Count! It is “Unjust Enrichment” by CMP due to overcharges.

Two sets of attorneys signed and filed the Brief:

The Law Offices of Trafton, Matzen, Belleau & Frenette, LLP, Auburn, Maine, and

The Law Offices of Lipman & Katz, Augusta, Maine.

Good luck to all Mainers who have been ripped off by AMI Smart Meters and Central Maine Power.

Hopefully, others will file class action lawsuits against their utilities.

Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

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7 thoughts on “AMI Smart Meter Overcharges & Overbillings Class Action Lawsuit”

  1. Just found out a so called digital meter was put on my private property and with out the prior consent to do that and I am fighting for my life and my health records and blood tests show that prior (I assume) to this dirty energy I was actually doing so well I could almost come off all meds- had gone from death causing diseases to no more specialist due to refusing drugs, and going on a plant based then vegan diet – my last visit with my Dr-he was stunned at my perfect test results and said omg you’ve found what’s healing you stay with it & now we watched the smart and the digital tricks of smart meters & I thought over everything why I’m so suddenly sick again- my hubby emailed our local utilities and they emailed back no smart meters in florence Alabama- yet, said nothing about the violations of coming into our private property and switch out our meters – I’ve got a large lump in my neck & my head hurts daily so bad -we both have flu symptoms-he works so he gets better but I’ve noticed on weekends-he gets all flu like symptoms again and his head hurts – I cant remember things right one day after the other & he has started memory issues too – He is in another room 2 upset & fears retaliation, I guess- I emailed a neighbor who DEFINITELY wants life off the grid & ask if they would check if their families Meters had been unlawfully removed from their homes- any suggestion of what I can do 2 help not just us but all of us – we have TVA here that generates the cheapest utilities in the world but I remember a few years back in the local newspaper the head of one of the TVA depts complaints that global warming had created conditions- where they weren’t able to make a profit – they dint need too – thats why TVA was started to begin with and under Roosevelt’s plan 2 create jobs & keep utilities low for a metropolis of a city 2 move in here creating educational opportunities and opportunities for students and jobs and a big city plan that fell through- we barely have enough to care for each other here and one of 6 kids – we all are disabled by man made diseases and now kids and like every day more people are dying here from cancer’s, ENDOMETRIOSIS. RA, Lupus – Fybromyaliga, lymes- etc.- something’s wrong when my mom has stopped her cancer treatment and my neighbors mom has too and my dad died not from the RA but cancer – help please if you can advise me on anything else- thx for sharing & caring! JENN VANCE

  2. In Denton TX I just discovered that the Utility Company put a smart meter on my house without my permission and they told me that they didn’t have to tell me. Also, if I want it off they will charge me 130.00 and an extra 30.00 monthly fee to have the AMI blocked.

  3. Commonwealth Edison Illinois is also doing the same thing Consumer fraud and a criminal activity to install a dangerous device on one’s property say no demand removal refuse fees It is an outrage and we the people need to stand together and never give up no matter how hard it gets contact consumer advocacy attorneys in your state form stop smart meters groups/centers www.stopsmartmeters.org On you tube: Smart Meters: What They Don’t Want You To Know Dr. Debra Green Contact your state reps put pressure on them stay persistent daily contact: [email protected] visit corporate accountability int’l online Day by day more people are being informed and awakened to this… God Bless You

  4. Kansas City power and light are doing the same garbage. Can you please get a lawyer out here to take a class case that ISN’T SCARED of these idiotic monopolies.

    • Christina,
      I am also a KCP&L customer. KCP&L has installed smart meters on three properties which I own including my residence without notifying me. One of these has been vacant for six years and no electricity is being used except for two mandatory exit signs on the interior of the building. I received a bill for $138 last month up from $25 with no change in electricity usage. Contact [email protected] to reach me.

    • Christina,
      I am also a KCP&L customer. KCP&L has installed smart meters on three properties which I own including my residence without notifying me. One of these has been vacant for six years and no electricity is being used except for two mandatory exit signs on the interior of the building. I received a bill for $138 last month up from $25 with no change in usage. I am looking for a class action lawyer.

  5. Florida Power & Light is doing the same thing, overcharging! An nobody is calling them out on it. Those meters have to go!

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