Attorneys David Kyle and Paul Overett have filed a mass tort lawsuit against two California utilities: Southern California Edison (SCE) and Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) for health damages from exposure to smart meters, and or smart grid. Also named in the lawsuit are smart meter installer companies, Corix and Wellington and smart meter manufacturers, Itron and Landis and Gyr, with possibly more defendants to be added as the lawsuit progresses.
Attorney David Kyle has previously won a small claims lawsuit against SCE over smart meter installation, and settled with PG&E in a wrongful death suit involving an alleged smart meter fire.
Sixteen plaintiffs, ten SCE customers and six PG&E customers allege they suffered health effects ranging from headaches, insomnia, chronic fatigue, ringing in the ears, dizziness, heart palpitations, to heart attacks and medical implant interference from exposure to smart meters.
The suit alleges the defendants withheld important safety information associated with the use of smart meters as well as multiple violations of CA laws, including California Civil Code section 1710 which defines deceit as an untrue assertion or suppression of a fact so as to mislead.
Plaintiffs allege negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress, fraud and deceit, and products liability.
Elizabeth Barris, organizer for the lawsuit invites customers from other California utilities, including municipally run utilities, whose health has been effected by smart meters or smart grid to join the lawsuit. Elizabeth can be contacted at 310-281-9639 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Copies of the filed complaints can be found at: http://www.citizensforaradiationfreecommunity.org
Video introduction to the lawsuit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Vln-uuu_aI