Southern California Edison Sued Over $140,000 Pot Power Bill

February 21, 2014

Two women are suing Southern California Edison, claiming their electricity was cut off for refusing to pay a nearly $140,000 bill racked up by a marijuana grower.

City News Service says the suit, filed Wednesday in Los Angeles, alleges breach of the service agreement.

Shu Chih Sun and her daughter-in-law, Mitha Pratiwi, say they leased a family-owned home in Corona to a man who was arrested last March on suspicion of growing pot there. The suit says he tapped power from Edison, which billed the property owners for three years of unauthorized service.

medical marijuana insuranceThe women say Edison shut off power this month to their Rowland Heights home. They’re using a generator for lights.

Edison declined to comment on the suit but says it’s under review.

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  • February 22, 2014 at 12:32 pm
    Doubting Thomas says:
    It is up to the lease. If it says the tenant is responsible for the power, then they are going to win. If not, or if this was done on a handshake, then it is up to the landl... read more
  • February 21, 2014 at 4:19 pm
    Chuck says:
    What this article fails to mention, what I read yesterday, is that the electricity was still in the homeowner's name. Not sure why they didn't require the tenant to get the bi... read more
  • February 21, 2014 at 3:14 pm
    Say What says:
    I am not certain of all the details here but think these folks may have a good case. Since when is the property owner responsible for the illegal actions of a tenant? Tort l... read more
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