Well, I’m glad they took the time to do their research
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By jank - Last updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2003 - Save & Share - 2 Comments

Like vultures circling a fresh kill, the nation’s finest have descended on the East Coast blackout of last week. Suits have been filed in “Cleveland”:http://www.cbc.ca/stories/2003/08/19/Consumers/energylawsuit_030819 on behalf of the 50 million folks who lost power.

I did a quick survey of a half dozen folks I know who still live on the east coast, and none of them had asked for Cauley, Geller, Bowman and Rudman to represent them in this case. Truth be told, most of them had filed the entire experience in the ‘Crap Happens’ part of their life and were ready to get on with life.

But Cauley, Geller, Bowman and Rudman are looking to make a quick buck, and a third of 50 million claims at $50 each covers a lot of buxom young interns and greens fees for the partners, all paid for by the rate-payers at FirstEnergy to the slick “Boca Raton law firm”:http://www.cauleygeller.com/template1.asp , who, by the way, also stands ready to help you recoup any losses you may have incurred in the stock market.

At least the folks at the the “Long Island Power Authority”:http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/news/wabc_081903_lipasuit.html get the big picture:

bq. _LIPA says directly reimbursing its customers would mean a rate hike._

bq. _Richard Kessel: “Money who might want money back from LIPA, we have to raise rates to pay the same people back. And obviously that doesn’t make a lot of sense.”_

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2 Responses to “Well, I’m glad they took the time to do their research”

Comment from etrigan
Time August 20, 2003 at 10:33 am

Yeah, I will give you that this is abuse of the legal system. They should be suing the GOP for blocking government subsidies to make upgrades to the power grid. ;o)

Comment from jank
Time August 20, 2003 at 11:03 am

Or more likely, they should be pushing for complete deregulation of transmission (which wasn’t deregulated when generation was). Markets work when given the chance.

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