Lunedì, 22 Ottobre 2018
ROME

Electric giant ENEL faces class action suit

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Rome, November 21 - Italian consumer group Codici
announced on Wednesday the first class action suit against the
largest electricity operator in Italy ENEL for the "innumerable
hardships and inefficiencies" resulting from heavy snowfall
throughout the country last February.
"It is the first time in Italy that consumers have banded
together to demand damages against the country's largest
distributor of energy," Codici President Ivano Giacomelli said.
Over 300 citizens originally signed up to take part, but at
this stage 130 have been selected as plaintiffs.
The consumer group is asking for 300 euros in damages per
day per complainant in addition to reimbursements based on
invoices and receipts for fuel and physical harm due to lack of
electricity.
The initial suit covers inhabitants of the Frosinone area
80 kilometers south of the capital city Rome, much of which was
left without power for up to 10 days.
For initial proceedings, ENEL could be asked to pay
approximately 30 million euros in compensation.

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