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Plaintiffs request to dismiss the Summit class action lawsuit



Little Rock, Arkansas – In federal court on Tuesday, the class action case brought against Summit Utilities was dismissed.

The case against Summit Utilities was brought on March 2 in Pulaski County Circuit Court as a class action. The utility was accused of “price gouging” and not providing service, according to the lawsuit.

Attorneys for Summit filed a motion to transfer the case to federal court on March 13.

The plaintiffs’ lawyers requested the lawsuit be dismissed “without prejudice” on Tuesday, meaning it might be re-filed in the future. In order for the Arkansas Public Service Commission to consider their claims prior to filing a lawsuit, attorneys requested that the matter be dismissed.

Tim Griffin, the attorney general, disclosed on March 16 that following an investigation into the company, complaints had been filed with the PSC. Griffin discovered problems with Summit’s invoicing and pricing procedures at the time.

On March 15, a Summit representative stated that the business would maintain its policy of not disconnecting clients or assessing late penalties, which went into effect on November 1, 2022.