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Company: South Carolina Electric and Gas
Current Parent CompanyDominion Energy
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Penalty: $1,400,000
Year: 2004
Date: August 24, 2004
Offense Group: consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: consumer protection violation
Violation Description: South Carolina brought an unfair trade practices lawsuit against SCE&G on behalf of the state and customers who were charged monthly municipal franchise fees on their electric and gas bills by the company, even though they lived outside a municipality and did not owe the fee.
Level of Government: state
Action Type: agency action
Agency: South Carolina Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Facility State: South Carolina
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Virginia
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: utilities and power generation
Specific Industry of Current Parent: utilities
Source of Data: Settlement reached in SCE&G lawsuit, Associated Press, August 24, 2004 (via Nexis).
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Current parent company note: Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.