Archive for the 'utilities' Category

National Grid fined £8m by Ofgem for false claims over maintenance work – The Guardian

“A double fuse blew at National Grid today as it was fined £8m by energy regulator Ofgem for overclaiming on a maintenance programme, and its staff voted for industrial action over pay.”

Full story

The Guardian, 6th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Thames Water pays £60k compensation after email blunder – Daily Telegraph

“Thames Water has agreed to pay £60,000 in compensation to customers after it admitted ignoring thousands of complaints following an email blunder.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 29th October 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Dobson and Others v Thames Water Utilities Ltd – Times Law Reports

Dobson and Others v Thames Water Utilities Ltd

Court of Appeal

“Where a court was considering an award of damages to an occupier of land for loss of amenity following transitory nuisance, the actual impact on the occupier would be relevant.”

The Times, 3rd April 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

BT direct debit rebel loses case – BBC News

“A Nottingham man who took BT to court after being cut off in a row over how to pay his bill has lost his case.”

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BBC News, 26th March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Dobson v Thames Water Utilities Ltd – WLR Daily

Dobson v Thames Water Utilities Ltd [2009] EWCA Civ 28; [2009] WLR (D) 70

Where a court was considering an award of damages to an occupier of land for loss of amenity following transitory nuisance the actual impact on the occupier was relevant. An award would normally constitute just satisfaction to the occupier and no further compensation was due under s 8 of the Human Rights Act 1998.”

WLR Daily, 27th February 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

 


Law would force firms to use Welsh language – The Independent

“Gas, electricity and water suppliers could be legally required to offer their services in Welsh under a law-making bid published by the Welsh Assembly Government yesterday.”

Full story

The Independent, 3rd February 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Power firm fined £200,000 over electrocution – The Guardian

“A power company was fined £200,000 yesterday for errors that led to a university vice-chancellor being electrocuted on a country walk.”

Full story

The Guardian, 28th November 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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