Mint Energy Investigation:
Wittels Law, P.C. is investigating numerous complaints from consumers regarding Mint Energy’s potentially fraudulent business practices. These consumers were promised savings on their energy bills, but after switching to Mint Energy their rates were higher than their local utilities’ rates, in some cases doubling. Consumers allege that had they been made aware of the company’s true intention to raise rates, they never would have purchased Mint’s energy.
Upon investigation, evidence suggests that Mint Energy may have lured customers into switching to Mint with promises of significant savings, only to increase its rates well beyond market rates. These rate increases may have been implemented by enrolling customers into higher-cost plans without their consent or knowledge. Wittels Law has already filed class actions against other energy companies that have engaged in these deceptive practices, and may file similar lawsuits on behalf of customers of Mint Energy to recover overcharges and other damages.
Recently, the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) commenced an investigation into Mint Energy’s trade practices, including refusing to honor pricing agreements in 65 negotiated consumer contracts. In denying Mint’s request for PURA not to open a proceeding, PURA found that Mint Energy may have violated Connecticut consumer protection laws which require energy suppliers to clearly state their rates, how those rates might change, and under what circumstances a company may cancel a contract.
If you purchased electricity or gas through Mint Energy, LLC and suspect that you have been overcharged, we urge you to contact a class action attorney at Wittels Law, P.C. for a free case evaluation. You can contact us by clicking here, calling (914) 319-9945, or emailing us at .