Arkansas Legal professional Basic Tim Griffin filed two motions on Friday (April 21) in instances involving a troubled condominium advanced and a pure gasoline utility.
Griffin filed a contempt of courtroom movement in opposition to the house owners of Massive Nation Chateau, a south Little Rock condominium advanced whose house owners have did not cooperate with a court-appointed acquired, in accordance with the AG.
“Massive Nation Chateau and its New Jersey-based house owners have repeatedly defied the courtroom’s orders and are refusing to cooperate with the receiver. That is an insult to each our justice system and the tenants of Massive Nation Chateau, and my workplace is looking for to carry the house owners in contempt of courtroom and sanction them.”
On February 22, a Pulaski County Circuit Court docket decide appointed a receiver to pay Massive Nation Chateau’s payments and make repairs to the property in accordance with constructing codes. Tenants had been paying their lease, which included utilities, however the house owners haven’t been paying these payments, in accordance with Griffin.
The appointment of the receiver in February included an order that defendants flip over information to the receiver. So far, the defendants haven’t complied with that order.
Griffin’s movement asks the courtroom to compel the defendants to point out trigger as to why they haven’t complied with the order, and it asks the courtroom to carry the defendants in contempt.
The Legal professional Basic additionally filed a movement with the Arkansas Public Service Fee to dam Summit Utilities, a pure gasoline supplier, from resuming regular collections and disconnect insurance policies.
Summit introduced this week it will resume these regular capabilities in July after months of client complaints have been registered through the firm’s transition interval from its earlier proprietor, Centerpoint Vitality. Clients have complained about signficiantly increased payments, double-billings, and complicated statements.
“At this time, I’m submitting a movement with the Public Service Fee opposing Summit’s plan to renew the charging of late charges and disconnecting gasoline service till the investigations are full or till an alternate date set by the Public Service Fee primarily based upon data gathered through the investigations. It’s too quickly to reinstitute late charges and shutoffs primarily based upon what we all know at the moment,” he stated.
“Because the Public Service Fee investigation has simply begun, Summit shouldn’t resume regular collections. We proceed to research the complaints acquired from Arkansans relating to Summit and supply data to the Public Service Fee to help of their investigation.”
Griffin stated in March that his workplace had acquired greater than 2,800 calls relating to a pointy improve in gasoline costs charged to shoppers and issues with billings. He requested the PSC to research the corporate’s buying and billing practices, and potential violations of fee guidelines.
Legal professional Basic Tim Griffin can be a visitor on this week’s version of Capitol View and Speak Enterprise & Politics to debate the latest legislature, a pending poll initiative to repeal the LEARNS Act, and different authorized actions he’s taken since being sworn in on January ninth.