R&B Attorney Stephan Blandin Discusses Class-Action Lawsuit Against ComEd with WTTW Chicago Tonight
Romanucci & Blandin founding partner Stephan Blandin addresses whether Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) customers could get reimbursed for ‘wrongfully inflated rates’ on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight program following the filing of a class-action lawsuit against ComEd on behalf of consumers and businesses. ComEd has to pay a $200 million fine to the federal government as part of its deal with the U.S. attorney’s office after its admission that some of its top executives actively engaged in bribery to help get favorable legislation passed through Springfield, including a pair of laws that paved the path for rate increases. According to the deferred prosecution agreement, ComEd benefited by at least $150 million through the scheme. Blandin discusses how the attorneys want to find out what the full extent of their profits were as a result of this admitted bribery scheme and to make sure that that gets refunded to the ratepayers. The class-action lawsuit was filed on July 27, 2020 by Romanucci & Blandin, LLC and DiCello Levitt Gutzler LLC.