NY Energy Savings Settlement
- Claims can be sent in the mail or filed online
- Frequently asked Questions can be reviewed
- Administrator contact information is available
One would imagine that most customers wouldn’t like the idea of being switched to a new plan without first providing authorization. Along those same lines, very few would suspect that customers enjoy being switched to a new plan that is more expensive than the first. However, when two such acts are combined, the almost inevitable back lash could very well come in the form of a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit known as Simmons et al. v. Ambit Energy Holdings, LLC et al was filed over allegations that the Defendant overcharged its customers by switching them to a new plan without ever receiving the proper authorization to do so. However, it is important to note that the Defendant has pushed back against these allegations denying it has done anything wrong. The answer to which side would have emerged victorious in a court of law will likely never be known as both have agreed to settle the case outside of trial to avoid the costs and uncertainties of continued litigation. Those who believe they are eligible for a chunk of the settlement can begin the process of staking a claim by going to the NY Energy Savings Settlement page and clicking the Submit a Claim link.
Important Information Regarding the Settlement
- Claims must be filed by June 18th, 2018 (applies to both online and mailed claims)
- Exclusions requests and objections to be postmarked no later than May 18th, 2018
- Must have been a customer between September 5th, 2010 and February 22nd, 2018
- The Fairness Hearing is currently scheduled for June 27th, 2018 (why not attend?)
- Those who take no action will receive nothing (make sure to file a claim if eligible!)
Class Members who plan on filing by mail must make sure the completed claim form is mailed directly to the Claims Administrator and post-marked by the June 18th, 2018 deadline. Requests for exclusion and objections to the settlement must also be sent directly to the Claims Administrator. Those with questions about the settlement can click Notice link at the NY Energy Savings Settlement page to review the included list of Frequently Asked Questions. The Claims Administrator can also be contacted with questions by those who don’t feel like digging through the rather large FAQs section of the notice.
Claims Administrator Contact Information
- 1801 Market St,, Suite 660, Philadelphia, PA 19103