Electric company wrongly accused man of tampering with meter, according to court documents

Kelly Holleran May 24, 2013, 1:53pm

A Port Arthur man says his electric company wrongly accused him of tampering with his meter.

Michael James Milson filed a lawsuit May 14 in Jefferson County District Court against Entergy Texas. 

In his complaint, Milson claims Entergy wrongly removed his meter in August 2010 due to low electricity readings recorded between August 2009 and July 2010. An investigator purportedly discovered a foreign object on the meter disk that had changed the recording, according to the complaint.

Milson attempted to fight the findings in a complaint he filed on July 13, 2011, but the commission office referred the case to the State Office of Administrative Hearing on Oct. 24, 2011. A hearing was held on Aug. 8 and Milson applied for a rehearing, the suit states. However, Milson’s request was denied.

Milson contends that he is innocent of tampering with his meter.

“In this case, Entergy Texas herein can’t submit no evidence that tampering occurred at the plaintiff’s home between May 27, 2009,” Milson wrote in his recently filed lawsuit.

In his complaint, Milson does not specify what he seeks, but only says that he would like Entergy to “be ordered to appear to answer in all things as plaintiff is justly entitled.”

Milson, of Groves, will be appearing pro se.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. B194-335

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