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Judge Finds No Merit To Privacy Claims Over Smart Electric Utility Meters

Mealey's (July 10, 2015, 3:22 PM EDT) -- CHICAGO — Finding that a concerned citizens group failed to “advanc[e] new substantive facts to withstand a motion to dismiss” its constitutional privacy claims related to a city-owned utility’s installation of smart meters, an Illinois federal judge on July 7 declined to allow the group to amend its complaint related to those claims (Naperville Smart Meter Awareness v. City of Naperville, No. 1:11-cv-09299, N.D. Ill.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 87640).

(Memorandum opinion and order available. Document #97-150723-021Z.)

Smart Meter Installation

In January 2012, the Department of...
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