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Consumers Win Shut Off Protections from National Grid

Consumers Win Shut Off Protections from National Grid, Continue Lawsuit Against State Division of Public Utilities and Carriers On April 26, 2016 Rhode Island Superior Court Justice Netti Vogel entered a Consent Order in a lawsuit filed last year by seriously ill and disabled utility consumers against National Grid and the State of Rhode Island’s…

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Relief for Medically Vulnerable Utility Consumers

The Center for Justice has obtained important relief for medically vulnerable utility consumers through a lawsuit recently filed against National Grid and the Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers.  Over several days of hearings in Rhode Island State Superior Court, Center for Justice attorneys and co-counsel Lynette Labinger successfully argued in support of…

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Disabled Consumers File Suit Against National Grid and State

The Center for Justice filed a lawsuit in Rhode Island Superior Court today on behalf of seriously ill and disabled consumers whose electric and gas utility services have been shut off.   The lawsuit, requesting class action status, seeks to stop utility shut-off practices of National Grid and the Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers…

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Utility Service is Vital for Health of Medically Vulnerable Households

The Lifeline Project The Lifeline Project is a collaboration between the George Wiley Center and the Rhode Island Center for Justice. The George Wiley Center is the point of contact for utility consumers across the State who are concerned about a potential termination, or have already been shut-off. Households connect with volunteers, staff and organizers at the…

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Community Funding Update!

Thank You to Our Local Community Funders! The Center for Justice is pleased to announce recently awarded funding support from the following three respected Rhode Island Institutions: the Rhode Island Association for Justice (RIAJ), the Providence Journal Charitable Legacy Fund, and the United Way of Rhode Island. These awards reflects an appreciation for the value of providing civil legal assistance in partnership…

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