June 2015: This case was stayed pending the resolution of a Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission proceeding, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, et al v. IDT Energy, Inc.
March 2014: A false advertising class-action lawsuit was filed against IDT Energy in March 2014 (and amended in October 2014). The complaint, which was originally filed in state court and later transferred to federal court, alleges that the company promises customers who switch to IDT Energy as their energy supplier will get competitive market-based rates and savings on their energy bills when, in reality, customers pay two to three times more for electricity after the initial “teaser” rate ends. (Ferrare et al v. IDT Energy, Inc., Case No. 14-cv-04658, E. D. PA.).
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