McLaughlin v. IDT Energy
July 1, 2014 (Armonk, New York) – Wittels Law announces today that it filed a class action complaint against IDT Energy. This class action lawsuit seeks to recover on behalf of energy customers who were gouged after switching from their local utility to IDT Energy.
Founded in 2004, Defendant IDT quickly became one of the nation’s largest ESCOs, now serving over 1 million electric and natural gas customers in New York and four other states and the District of Columbia. In achieving its rapid expansion, IDT has not simply bested its competitors. Rather, it has developed and deployed the following deceptive and unlawful marketing and sales practices that result in its energy customers paying far more than they would have paid had they stayed with their traditional energy suppliers.
Only through a class action can the Company’s customers remedy IDT’s ongoing wrongdoing. Because the monetary damages owed each customer by the Company are small compared to the much higher cost a single customer would incur in trying to challenge IDT’s unlawful practices, it makes no financial sense for an individual customer to bring his or her own lawsuit. Further, many customers don’t even realize they are victims of IDT’s deceptive conduct. With this class action, Plaintiff and the Class seek to level the playing field and make sure that companies like IDT engage in fair and upright business practices.
The lawsuit is brought on behalf of all persons were IDT customers in New York from July 2, 2008 to the present. The lawsuit seeks inter alia, a refund of overcharges, statutory damages, treble damages up to ten thousand dollars for each class member, injunctive and declaratory relief, and attorneys’ fees and costs. For more information, or to join this case, contact us.
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