The Naperville Smart Meter Awareness group is in the news again, as a lawsuit they filed is due back in court this July.
The original lawsuit was filed in 2011 by the group, which repeatedly petitioned against the installation of the nearly 57,000 smart meters throughout town.
Last September, Judge John Z. Lee dismissed three of the four claims made in that suit, but the plaintiffs are now back with an amended complaint that provides more information about how data is collected by the smart meters, and what the potential use for that data could be.
Smart meter foes allege that the information collected goes beyond what is necessary for simple billing and service purposes, and that amounts to “unreasonable search and seizure” of customers.
Their attorney says they simply want to be allowed to keep their analog meters without having to pay additional fees to the city.
July 8th has been set as their day in court, but if the judge rules against the group, they still can continue their case based on an equal protection claim, which was not dismissed in the September ruling.
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