Ambit Energy accused of gouging customers

Legal News Line Apr. 3, 2015, 1:17pm


NEW YORK CITY (Legal Newslline) - A second class action lawsuit was filed against a New York energy supplier late last month over allegations that it overcharged consumers.

Steven L. Wittels, of Wittels Law in New York, filed the $100 million suit against Ambit Energy on March 23, alleging that the company gouged customers and charged shockingly high rates. Ambit also allegedly secretly switched its customers to more expensive energy plans without their consent.

The energy company allegedly advertised a guaranteed savings plan that would save customers one percent over what their existing utility company would have charged. However, the lawsuit alleged the savings were never realized by consumers.

Wittels is seeking a refund for consumers who overpaid and the one percent rebate on the energy costs. He also is asking for a court order to prevent further fraud by the energy company. 

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