If you purchased electric service from Pennsylvania Gas & Electric, you could get a payment from a class action settlement.
This website is to inform you of a proposed Settlement of a class action lawsuit pending against U.S. Gas & Electric, Inc., Energy Services Providers, Inc., and Pennsylvania Gas & Electric (together, the “Defendants”). This class action lawsuit is brought on behalf of all persons in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who purchased electricity from Defendants during the Class Period. The Class Period means any time up to and including February 13, 2017. Please read this website carefully.
YOU ARE NOT BEING SUED. THIS WEBSITE IS TO ADVISE YOU OF A PROPOSED SETTLEMENT OF A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT.
The purpose of this website is to inform you of the proposed Settlement of the lawsuit and your rights. This lawsuit is pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (the “Court”). It was commenced by Plaintiff Thomas Sobiech (“Plaintiff”) on behalf of himself and all persons in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with similar claims. This website is not an expression of any opinion by the Court as to the merits of any of the claims or defenses asserted by either side in this lawsuit.
Plaintiff alleged that Defendants’ acts and omissions in connection with its electric energy supply activities in Pennsylvania constitute breach of contract and breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing and warrant declaratory relief and damages. Defendants are defending against and deny all of Plaintiff's allegations. The Court has not ruled on the merits of Plaintiff’s claims or allegations nor has it ruled on the merits of Defendants' defenses.
The Court authorized this website because you have a right to know about the proposed Settlement and about your options before the Court decides whether to give final approval to the Settlement. This website explains the lawsuit, the proposed Settlement, and your legal rights.
This website is being made available solely for the purposes of: (i) informing you that this lawsuit is pending; (ii) informing you that the Court has certified the lawsuit to proceed as a class action for purposes of settlement; (iii) advising you that the parties have reached agreement on a proposed settlement, and explaining the terms of the proposed Settlement and how you can make a claim; and (iv) advising you of your rights with respect to the proposed Settlement.
|SUMMARY OF YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT|
|SUBMIT A CLAIM||You must complete and submit a Claim Form by December 7, 2017 to request benefits for which you may be eligible as of that time. Claim Forms may be submitted online here or downloaded here for printing and submission to the Settlement Administrator via U.S. mail at the address listed at the bottom of the website. Claim Forms are also available by calling 1-800-768-5812 or by writing to Sobiech v. U.S. Gas & Electric Settlement Administrator, P.O. Box 3747, Portland, OR 97208-3747.|
|OPT OUT||If you do not want to participate in this proposed Settlement and you want to retain the right to sue Defendants about the legal issues in this case, then you must take steps to exclude yourself from the proposed Settlement. You must mail copies of your request for exclusion to the Settlement Administrator at the address listed at the bottom of this website. Your request for exclusion must be postmarked by October 9, 2017 to the Settlement Administrator. You cannot ask to be excluded on the phone, by email, or on the internet.|
|OBJECT||If you disagree with any aspect of the proposed Settlement and you do not opt out, you may object to the proposed Settlement in writing. To be considered, any written objections must be filed with the Court with a copy served on Class Counsel and Defendants' counsel by October 9, 2017.|
|DO NOTHING||Get no payment. Give up any rights you might have to sue the Defendants about the claims resolved by the Settlement.|