MONTPELIER, Vt. (Legal Newsline) – Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell announced that Haskins Gas Service Inc. will pay $45,600 to 96 Vermont consumers and $15,000 in civil penalties to the state due to allegations it violated consumer protection laws.
According to the state’s charges, Haskins failed to remove propane tanks and issue refund checks within allotted time frames when dealing with terminating propane services.
“Vermont consumers who terminate propane service should not have to experience the kinds of unjustified delays that occurred with Haskins,” Sorrell said. “Vermont’s propane law has strict time frames to protect consumers. There is no excuse for propane companies who fail to heed the law.”
In addition to the monetary fines, Haskins has been mandated to institute procedures that will allow it to comply with Vermont’s time frames for terminating propane services.