February 27, 2018- U.S. District Judge Eduardo C. Robreno issued his preliminary approval for a $9.3 Million Class Action settlement against Ambit Energy Holdings, LLC.
The Class Action complaint alleged that Ambit Energy Holdings, LLC, increased customers’ rates after promoting lower rates through the use of door-to-door salespersons. On appeal, it was alleged that contracts provided to customers were “ambiguous” in nature, contradicting to the promises made through their salespersons. Through the contract’s disclosure statement, customers were led to believe that rates would only change based on “energy and capacity markets”. Attorneys Jonathan Shub and Kevin Laukaitis were successful in demonstrating to the court that rates did not vary based on the disclosure statement language. Judge Robreno agreed with Plaintiff’s alleged contractual breach claims.
The case is styled Amy Silvis v. Ambit Energy LP, et al., case number 2:14-cv-05005, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
More information on the case can be found reading Law360’s article “Judge OKs $9.3M Settlement in Ambit Rate-Hike Suit“.