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Texan files $1B class-action suit over $9K electric bill

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A Texas resident filed suit against electricity retailer Griddy Energy for allegedly charging exorbitant prices during the severe winter storm last week.

The $1 billion class-action lawsuit filed by Lisa Khoury alleges she received a bill of more than $9,000 and that the utility company automatically withdrew $1,200 from her bank account. According to the lawsuit, some customers had bills as high as $17,000.

Griddy officials pointed to its electricity bill policy, through which customers' rates are impacted by how much electricity is used and the market price of electricity.

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