Residents opposed to the mandatory installation of smart meters on their homes and in their communities know their rights, and are not accepting what the utilities are handing down to them in the form of ill-conceived roll out and opt-out programs. Here are four major lawsuits. The list is sure to grow:
1. Kauai, Hawaii: Resident Adam Asquith files federal lawsuit in U.S. District Court seeking injunction against Kauai Island Utility Cooperative’s smart meter plan.” The complaint states that KIUC is “rushing forward with the installation of so-called ‘smart meters’ throughout the island of Kauai, Hawaii, despite serious security and privacy concerns, some of which involve apparent constitutional and statutory violations.” Read:
“Kauai takes Back Its Power: The Spirit of Ho’oponopono,” May 6, 2012: http://stopsmartmeters.org/2012/05/06/kauai-takes-back-its-power-the-spirit-of-hooponopono/
“Hawaii: Summons for Federal Injunction Helps Kauai Re-Think Smart Meters and Democracy,” March 28, 2012: http://www.afterenlightenment.net/Hawaii_Injunction.htm
Renew Grid, “Lawsuit Prompts Smart Meter Opt-Outs for Opponents in Hawaii,” posted Thursday, March 22, 2012: http://www.renewgridmag.com/e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.8202
Intelligent Utility, “Kauai utility sued to halt smart-meter plan,” posted March 21, 2012: http://www.intelligentutility.com/article/12/03/kauai-utility-sued-halt-smart-meter-plan
The Garden Island,”Smart meter controversy lands in court,” March 18, 2012: http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/smart-meter-controversy-lands-in-court/article_03bdf368-7265-11e1-bc69-0019bb2963f4.html
Read Complaint filed by Adam Asquith (Plaintiff) vs. Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, in the U.S. District Court foe the District of Hawaii and State of Hawaii: http://www.scribd.com/doc/86039282/KIUC-Pro-Se-Complaint
2. Naperville, Illinois: Residents have filed a federal lawsuit seeking an injunction, as well, against their municipal utility’s smart meter program.
Go here to the Naperville Smart Meter Awareness Federal Lawsuit webpage for more details about the lawsuit: http://www.napervillesmartmeterawareness.org/federal-lawsuit/
To read Status Updates on their federal lawsuit: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Status-Update-Federal-Injunction.html?soid=1106306412269&aid=ZSdagSbfpSE
Residents have filed a federal lawsuit against Maine Public Utility Commission and Central Maine Power: Read more details on Dr. Magda Havas’ website, which includes a link to the actual filing and other related legal documents: http://www.magdahavas.com/smart-meters-friedman-vs-maine-public-utilities-commission-and-central-maine-power-company/
Current: Declarations being collected by EMF Safety Network for potential lawsuit. If you have experienced any illness, disability, injury, harm, invasion, or abuse from your utility company and/or its smart meter on your home or business, please file your Declaration with the EMF Safety Network today.: http://emfsafetynetwork.org/?p=7684
PG&E Territory. PG&E customers have filed a Class Action lawsuit against PG&E when their monthly bills skyrocketed after smart meters were installed on their homes. If you’re a PG&E customer who has suffered the same way, find our more about the lawsuit, by visiting the website of attorney Michael Kelly of the Kirkland & Packard LLP law firm: http://www.courtroomwarrior.com/smartmeters.php
SCE Territory: Small claims suit against Southern California Edison was appealed and eventually decided in plaintiff’s favor: remove the meter or pay damages. Cause of action was personal injury that electrical engineer Rob States helped document. In addition, the injured person’s husband is an attorney who expertly responded to SCE motions, according to Mr. States. Read SCE Brief and the Superior Court of California – County of Orange Judgement and ruling issued March 21, 2012. Docket for this Case, number 30-2011-00513876-SC-SC-CJC, can be accessed on the Superior Court’s website.