Power Company Negligence: Confidential Settlement with DTE Energy
by Larry Margolis on February 25, 2019
Power Company Negligence: Margolis & Gallagher Law Reaches a Confidential Settlement with DTE Energy
Our client, a grandmother with serious heart and other medical problems, fell behind on her utility bills. Although DTE Energy had notice that our client needed heat and electricity to continue breathing treatments and maintain her state of health, the company shut off electricity and natural gas service to her home in violation of Michigan law. Our client fell while attempting to navigate her home in the dark, seriously injuring her ankle, and her health worsened dramatically. Despite this, DTE refused requests to restore utility service.
Margolis & Gallagher Law filed a lawsuit against DTE energy alleging negligent failure to postpone utility shutoff. DTE agreed to settle the case for a confidential sum.