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Suit filed against Cleveland Electric Illuminating for all-electric home rate hikesSubscribe to RSS feed

BAINBRIDGE Owners of all-electric homes are upset
and moved to action against Cleveland Electric Illuminating Co. for
pulling the plug on special rate discounts in place since the 1970s.

Residents say their January heating bills spiked more than double
over the previous year. Some received bills totaling $800 or more for
one month of usage.

State Sen. Tim Grendell filed a class action law suit Feb. 16 in
Geauga County Common Pleas Court against the company on behalf of the
residents. The lawsuit accuses CEI of breaking verbal contracts with
homeowners promising an all-electric-home discount for as long as they
owned their homes. (more)