KSG has filed a class action law suit against Direct Energy, a Houston, Texas- based natural gas and electricity provider.
The lawsuit was filed on September 12, 2017, in the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division. The class action lawsuit alleges that Direct Energy overcharged thousands of consumers for their electricity and gas. The case is captioned: Chetty Sevugan v. Direct Energy Services, LLC, NDIL, No. 1:17-cv-06569.
Additionally, a copy of the Class Action Complaint can be found here.
Direct Energy operates as an energy services company (ESCO) with market-based authority to sell at retail electricity and natural gas to residential and commercial end users in Illinois. Direct Energy has taken advantage of the deregulation of the retail electricity market in Illinois by luring consumers into switching energy suppliers with false promises that it offers a market based variable rate for electricity and gas. However, Direct Energy’s variable rates are substantially higher than those otherwise available in the energy market, and its rates do not reflect changes in the wholesale cost it pays for electricity and gas it supplies to its retail customers. As a result, many consumers are being fleeced millions of dollars in exorbitant charges for electricity and gas.
Our lawsuit seeks to find anyone who has been effected by Direct Energy’s overcharging. If you or someone you know switched energy suppliers (gas and/or electricity) to a deregulated energy company and was placed a variable rate plan by the company, please contact us for a FREE consultation. You may be eligible to be included in one of our class action lawsuits.