Cook County Judge Rejects Attempt To Block Consumer-Fraud Case Against ComEd.
January 22, 2021
The Citizens Utility Board — the group created to protect consumers of ComEd and other utilities in Illinois — had asked the judge to suspend the case against the giant power company. CUB wants the dispute to be decided instead in federal court, where it has filed its own lawsuit against ComEd.
In the wake of ComEd’s admissions in a Springfield bribery scandal, the lawyers in the Circuit Court suit alleged that the electric company “unjustly enriched itself by overcharging its 4 million customers in Illinois for years,” and they’re seeking to get money back for consumers.