May 2018: A federal judge granted preliminary approval of the settlement agreement. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for September 28, 2018. For more information, go to http://www.settlementstreampa.com/.
December 2017: Plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of a proposed settlement agreement. According to its terms, class members will receive a refund for a percentage of the amount they paid for services (the amount of the refund will also depend on when the class member paid for services).
October 2017: Plaintiffs asked the Court to stay the proceedings in this case in order to give the parties time to finalize a settlement agreement.
September 2016: After the plaintiff agreed to dismiss parts of the complaint and left only false advertising and breach of contract claims, a federal judge granted Stream Energy’s motion to dismiss the false advertising claim finding that it was a contractual tort in nature and could not be raised with a breach of contract claim. The three counts relating to the false advertising claim were dismissed with prejudice. In the same order, the judge denied Stream Energy’s motion for judgment on the pleadings regarding the breach of contract claim.
August 2015: The case was transferred to another Pennsylvania court. (Basile et al v. Stream Energy Pennsylvania, LLC et al, Case No. 15-cv-1518, M. D. PA.)
June 2015: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Stream Energy for allegedly deceptively promising customers who switch to Stream Energy as their energy supplier will pay competitive market-based rates and save on their electric energy bill when, in reality, Stream Energy customers may pay more than 50% more for their electricity. (Basile et al v. Stream Energy Pennsylvania, LLC; Stream Energy Pennsylvania, LLC d/b/a Stream Energy; Stream Energy d/b/a Stream Energy Pennsylvania, LLC, Case No. 15-cv-3204, E. D. PA.)
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When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.