By B.N. Frank
Whether you know it or not, you probably have utility “Smart” Meters on your home and throughout your community. Tens of millions have been installed worldwide and there are countless reports of people getting sick after they have been installed. Sometimes this happens immediately and sometimes it’s gradual. Regardless, most cases aren’t validated or resolved like they were in France a few months ago when a court ruled that some residents did become sick from them and the meters should be replaced.
Of course, anything that can make people sick can make pets sick too. No one should be forced to accept these expensive and dangerous meters on their home for a variety of reasons (see 1, 2, 3) – one of them being that they also catch fire and explode. Communities shouldn’t be forced to accept them and pay for them either (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7).
MASS TORT FILED AGAINST UTILITIES FOR HEALTH EFFECTS FROM SMART METERS/SMART GRID…
Attorneys David Kyle and Paul Overett have filed a mass tort against Edison and PG&E for health effects from smart meters/smart grid. Also names in the suit are smart meter installation companies Corix and Wellington, and smart meter manufacturers, Itron and Landis Gyr, with possibly more defendants to be added as the lawsuit progresses.
Mr. Kyle recently reached a settlement with PG&E in a wrongful death, smart meter fire suit and BEAT EDISON IN COURT to achieve the first free opt out in southern California (story on this below).
A total of 16 plaintiffs, 10 Edison and 6 PG&E allege have suffering health effects from the new wireless meters ranging from headaches, loss of sleep and tinnitus to heart attack, cancer and medical implant interference/defibrillator shut offs.
The utilities are being charged with negligence, fraud and deceit, product liability and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
The suit alleges the defendants withheld important safety information associated with the use of smart meters as well as multiple violations of CA law including CA civil code section 1710 which defines deceit as an untrue assertion or suppression of a fact so as to mislead.
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More details about the California litigation and others are provided on The People’s Initiative website.
When people fight injustices – regardless of the outcome – it matters. Can you imagine what kind of world it would be if people didn’t fight injustices unless they were certain they would win? Can you imagine what kind of world it would it be if people didn’t continue fighting until injustices were corrected?
Activist Post reports regularly about “Smart” Meters and other unsafe technology. For more information, visit our archives and the following websites:
- Wireless Information Network
- Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
- EMF Safety Network
- Environmental Health Trust
- Smart Grid Awareness
- Take Back Your Power
Image credit: StopSmartMeters.org
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