US Gas and Electric Lawsuit

Lite DePalma Greenberg, LLC filed a class action against US Gas & Electric, Inc. (USG&E) and Energy Service Providers, Inc. (ESPI) alleging that they engaged in fraud and violated consumer protection laws by misrepresenting how they price their gas and electric services.

Independent energy supply companies (ESCOs), like USG&E and ESPI, are permitted to supply electricity and natural gas to homes and businesses at prices based on market rates. When energy is relatively inexpensive, ESCOs are able to lure in new customers with the promise of significant cost savings.

However, when the demand for energy rises sharply, so must the cost of energy. Customers should know that prior to switching energy suppliers.

USG&E and ESPI allegedly enticed new customers to switch suppliers by promising “competitive” pricing, but they failed to disclose that, during periods of extreme cold weather, the cost of energy would skyrocket. During the winter of 2013-2014, for example, USG&E and ESPI charged some customers as much as double – or even triple – what local utilities were charging. There is nothing competitive about that.

You may know USG&E and ESPI by another name depending on where you live, but their operating names all fit the same pattern: the name of the state, followed by “Gas & Electric.” In New Jersey, for example, they do business as New Jersey Gas & Electric (NJG&E), but, in New York, they are New York Gas & Electric (NYG&E).

If you or someone you know switched to USG&E and ESPI as your energy supplier and paid higher rates for your gas or electric services, you may also have a claim. Attorneys at Lite DePalma Greenberg, LLC are available to consult on this potential cause of action.

Please contact us today to speak with a lawyer regarding any of the following utility providers:

Connecticut Gas & Electric (CTG&E)

Utilities Served:

Connecticut Light & Power d/b/a Eversource Energy

United Illuminating

 

Illinois Gas & Electric (ILG&E)

Utilities Served:

Ameren Illinois

Commonwealth Edison

 

Indiana Gas & Electric (ING&E)

Utilities Served:

Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO)

 

Kentucky Gas & Electric (KYG&E)

Utilities Served:

Columbia Gas of Kentucky

 

Maryland Gas & Electric (MDG&E)

Utilities Served:

Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE)

Delmarva Power

Pepco Holdings

Potomac Edison

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative

Washington Gas Light

 

Massachusetts Gas & Electric (MAG&E)

Utilities Served:

Massachusetts Electric Company

Nantucket Electric (National Grid)

NStar Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy

Western Massachusetts Electric Co. d/b/a Eversource Energy

 

Michigan Gas & Electric (MIG&E)

Utilities Served:

Consumer’s Energy

DTE Gas Company

Michigan Gas Utilities

 

New Jersey Gas & Electric (NJG&E)

Utilities Served:

Atlantic City Electric

Jersey Central Power and Light

New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG)

Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G)

Rockland Electric

South Jersey Gas

 

New York Gas & Electric (NYG&E)

Utilities Served:

Central Hudson

Con Edison (ConEd)

National Fuel

National Grid

New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG)

Orange & Rockland (O&R)

Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E)

 

Ohio Gas & Electric (OHG&E)

Utilities Served:

Columbia Gas of Ohio

Dominion East Ohio

Duke Energy

Ohio Edison

The Illuminating Company

Toledo Edison

 

Pennsylvania Gas & Electric (PAG&E)

Utilities Served:

Alleghany Power

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania

Duquesne Light Energy

Metropolitan Edison Company

National Fuel of Pennsylvania

PECO Electric

PECO Gas

Penn Power

Pennsylvania Electric Company

People’s Natural Gas

Pike County Light and Power

UGI Utilities

 

DC Gas & Electric (DCG&E)

Utilities Served:

Pepco