NY Power Companies Subpoenaed

    NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31:  John Shammah, a Con Edison employee, speaks to co-workers while working on a steam pipe on First Avenue on October 31, 2012 in New York City. Residents and businesses across the eastern seaboard are attempting to return to their daily lives and normal operations as clean-up from Hurricane Sandy continues.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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    New Yorkers who had to live in the dark for days or weeks after Hurricane Sandy struck may soon have their day in court. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has subpoenaed local electrical providers Con Ed and Long Island Power Authority for documents pertaining to their preparation for, handling of, and response to power outages during the storm. It’s possible that criminal charges could be brought against the companies if it’s determined they broke consumer-protection laws, requiring they provide “safe and adequate service.”

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