Suit Seeking Class Action Status Filed Against Griddy, Seeks Relief Of Over $1 Billion
February 23, 2021 Email This Story Copyright 2010-21 EnergyChoiceMatters.com
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A lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed against Griddy in Texas state district court in Harris County
The lawsuit alleges violations of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act among other claims. It seeks an injunction to prevent Griddy from billing and collecting payment for excessive prices and demands the forgiving of any late or unpaid bills from customers. Class members are seeking monetary relief of more than $1 billion.
Griddy provided the following statement concerning the suit:
"We understand our customers’ frustration. However, Griddy passes through the wholesale electricity price to customers without mark-up. The prices charged are the direct result of the non-market prices ordered by the PUCT last week. The lawsuit is meritless and we plan to vigorously defend it."
--- Statement from Griddy
The complainant, Lisa Khoury, a Mont Belvieu resident, alleges her electricity bill from February 13 to February 19 totaled $9,340, as Griddy began making withdrawals from her bank account daily. "Ms. Khoury says her normal monthly bill averages between $200 and $250, and repeatedly tried to reach the company with concerns about the withdrawals but got no response, eventually placing a stop-payment order on her bank account," according to a press release announcing the suit
Ms. Khoury alleges she began attempting to switch providers as early as February 15 but was only able to change providers on February 19 after persistent contact with other electricity providers.
The lawsuit is Lisa Khoury v. Griddy Energy LLC, No. 2021-10004 filed in the 133rd District Court of Harris County, Texas.