With the support and representation of the Citizens for Safe Technology (CST) Society & the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters, a class action has been brought against BC Hydro by Salt Spring Island resident, Nomi Davis.
The action was commenced on July 25, 2013, through the filing of a Notice of Civil Claim with the B.C. Supreme Court registry in Vancouver. Smart Meter Class Action Filed
David M. Aaron, counsel for the Plaintiff stated, “The lawsuit asserts that the home is a private domain where free choice and autonomy rule. It claims a right of control over environmental exposures generated from one’s own domestic dwelling; and it alleges that BC Hydro has unlawfully leveraged its monopoly powers to violate that right by coercively and deceptively imposing a smart meter on the Plaintiff and other members of the Class.”
Steve Satow, CST advisory board member said, “If BC Hydro has forced a smart meter on you, threatened to cut off your power or refused to provide you with power unless you accepted a smart meter, then you may fit within the Class of persons on behalf of whom this claim is brought.”
The lawsuit seeks relief, including an order that BC Hydro remove unwanted smart meters as well as a permanent injunction restraining BC Hydro from exacting payment in exchange for an opt out.
Sharon Noble, CST Director commented, “Freedom to control the possible carcinogens emitted from one’s own home is not a luxury, it is a right. We will not stand by and let a government authority extort a payment in exchange for the preservation of our rights.
“We want free choice, free of charge – and we want it now.” -Sharon Noble, CST Director
In April 2013 the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer released a detailed report explaining its designation of smart meter and other radiofrequency emissions as a possible human cancer agent.
Nomi Davis is a Salt Spring Island yoga teacher on whom a smart meter was imposed in a deceptive and coercive fashion against the resistance of Davis and her supporters.
B.C. Hydro will have 21 days (from being served) to file its defence pleading (Response to Civil Claim) after which the Plaintiff will seek to have the action certified under the Class Proceedings Act.
8 thoughts on “Class action lawsuit filed against BC Hydro smart meters”
Good idea. See this group to inquire about a follow up http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/contact/
so, why is there no followup on this case? it’s going to help if people know the outcomes and other info. Even if they lost. But especially if they won.
I am a mother of three and I was not informed of the sub Meyers in the apartment we are in and they are giving my children headaches, myself too and many other things. These things are bad idc what anyone says. They aren’t doing anyone any good. Had I known about them and the risks they come with I wouldn’t have lived here. They should have had to tell me it’s wrong that they can hide such things and put my family at risk to make money. I agree with everyone there should be a way to stop this a nation wide lawsuit.
I was watching the real Erin Brockovich on TV the other day and she is involved in a class action lawsuit about Fracking and Natural Gas. I think this would be right up her alley.
I agree that we need a class action law suit in the united states. I don’t know how to go about doing that because there are so many separate utilitiy companies. Any lawyers out there looking for a big case? Where are the physicists, attorneys, researchers, doctors in the United States. We are taught to believe that our country is way ahead of everyone else. Look at other countried, they have many people and groups speaking out. There are government agencies speaking out there. Here, Nothing, silence, crickets chirping. Shouldn’t we be leading the fight against this. Instead, they are installing more and more cell towers, smart meters, wifi in schools. We seem to be way behind on acknowledging the dangers here. Why is that? The power of the telecom industry and the willingness of all of our government agencies meant to protect us being bought off by the millions spent by lobby groups. Face it, the people and their health mean nothing to anyone in this government here. They only respond to $$$$$$.
There is a mass tort lawsuit filed in CA against PG&E and SCE and others can get involved. See this post: http://emfsafetynetwork.org/?p=10222
Why is this not being done in the United States? You’d think the State of California has activists that could get lawyers involved. Smart meters need to be recalled by the federal government. That won’t happen until they are taken to court and, even then, the citizens of America will probably be stuck with them because of the crony capitalism that has overtaken this country. Remember big tobacco and their story of how “safe” their product was – those same lobbyists & PR companies may be working for the smart meter industry now! Smart meters are the new tobacco.
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