Smart Meter Lawsuits – Listing of All Known

ALERT: A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT IS BEING PREPARED AGAINST SCE IN SOUTHERN CA.

URGENT: SCE (Edison) Customers:
Smart Meters Class Action Suit
Write Liz Barris at contact@thepeoplesinitiative.org
for info on an emerging class action lawsuit
related to smart meters and health impacts,
if you are a SCE (Southern CA Edison) customer.
This is not a CEP sponsored activity, but one that I recently learned of,
which might be of interest to you if you feel you have experienced health
impacts from smart meters.
I do recommend that you obtain your own
legal advisement prior to taking any action.
With very best regards,
Sue
Susan Brinchman
Director, Center for Electrosmog Prevention

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From:

http://smartmeterlawsuits.blogspot.com/

Greatly appreciated!

The following:

A complete listing of all known smart meter lawsuits, please email: smlawsuits@gmail.com with updates or info on new suits. Thank you so much to Stopsmartmeters.org and Emf Safety NetowrkLinks on how to file your own lawsuits or complaint:
Medical Request not to have a Smart MeterLatest Updates:
Another Hawaii case won! 7/26
Engineer and Smart Meter Project Manager FIRED for his opinion that Smart Meters were not safe 7/21
Court cases won in Portland, Maine and Hawaii!!! 7/16
PG&E Execs caught spying! 7/16

CASES WON!!!!

HEALTH –Southern California Edison
Plantiff claimed negative health effects after smart meter was installed (Legal Documents).
\SUCCESS!!! The judge ordered the Utilities company pay for health damages or remove the meter! (Settlement Documents

Privacy, Constitutional Violations, Security Risks–Kauai, Hawaii
Adam Asquith filed for a Federal Injunction against the instillation of smart meters (Court Filing Documents) News Story.
SUCCESS! The Utilities Company offered a settlement (Settlement Document) and agreed NOT to install a smart meter on the plaintiff’s property. (News report)

DISCRIMINATION Kauai, Hawaii
Mark Naea, a neighbor of Adam Asquith (who won his case against smart meters) filed a formal complaint (Legal Document) that he should not have to pay the court fees and file a separate case to get the opt-out option that was court awarded to his neighbor.
SUCCESS!!! The Public Utilities Commission ordered (Legal Document) Kauai Island Utility Cooperative( KIUC ) to address his complaint.

HEALTH, SAFETY, PRIVACY, PROPERTY RIGHTS, CONSTITUTIONAL VIOLATION, DISCRIMINATION –Maine
A legal complaint objecting to multiple aspects of smart meters. Overview
SUCCESS!! The court ruled that the Utilities company DID NOT adequately address health and safety concerns and now must do so. Bangor Daily News Maine Public Broadcasting

HEALTH, CONSTITUTIONAL PRIVACY, SAFETY Portland
Complaint that the PUC (Public Utilities Commission) did not address safety, Constitutional Privacy and health concerns. (New Story on Outcome)
SUCCESS! The Supreme Judicial Court findings are that they did not properly address these problems (health and safety) and MUST do so. The Court not agree the Privacy concerns were not addressed.

CASES IN MOTION:

WRONGFUL DEATH DUE TO FIRE CAUSED BY SMART METER Vacaville CA
On July 9, 2010, Larry Nikkel died in a fire believed to be caused by smart meter.

WIRELESS COMPONENT OVER SMART METERS
Smart Meters have been “mandated” in British Columbia, however Plantiff contests that the wireless component is part of the mandate.(Press Release) (News story) (Formal Letter of Complaint – legal Document) (Letter of Complaint- scroll down)
Status: Appeal to be heard in October

HEALTH –Central California
Lawsuit filed against the CPUC (Central Public Utilities Commission) for ignoring evidence of harmful health effects of Smart Meters. (Latest update) Link on story
Status:Newly filed.

SPYING!
A top PG&E executive was caught spying and attempting to infiltrate a nonprofit to gather information about a forthcoming lawsuit. (Coverage of case) Curious and curiouser. (Legal Order to investigate)

HEALTH, SAFETY, MISREPRESENTATION OF RADIATION LEVELS, VIOLATION OF AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT — Northern California
Filed by an Electro-magnetic consulting firm,Wilner and Associates this Class Action Lawsuit list multiple ten grievances and is seeking $10,000 per customer who has experienced negative health effects. (Story) (Case Filing)

HEALTH, PRIVACY, HOMEOWNER’S RIGHTS, VIOLATION OF ILLINOIS “OPEN MEETINGS ACT” Napperville, Illinois
Residents have filed a federal lawsuit (News article) seeking an injunction to instillation (Court Documents)
Up to date info on the case
Status:Discovery phase of the case

Cases “Loss” (aka opportunity to learn so we win the next round)

MISUSE OF FEDERAL MONIES DUE TO FIRE RISK Alabama
According to the lawsuit, the Don Baker, plaintiff, is an engineer and was an AMI smart grid project manager. He alleges the smart meters were not properly tested, and were seriously flawed. He found that the Sensus iConA had a “tendency to drastically overheat, and melt or burn”. He was asked to keep quiet and was eventually terminated for failing to do so.
Status: The fire issue was not the focus of the case, it was misuse of Federal Funds.The District Attorney chose not to pursue the case, not based on the fire hazard claims, but claiming Federal Money was not misused. (case documents)

OVERCHARGING Texas

A class action lawsuit (Case documents) filed against Texan Utilities company Oncor. (News Story, Video)
Status: Case Dismissed (One analysis of why it failed)

(7/14) OVERCHARGING Bakersfield California
Initially an individual case alleging overcharging of smart meters (Initial Filing), this turned into a class action lawsuit (News report).
Status: Initially SUCCESS! Then overturned.emfsafetynetwork.org

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