We just heard today from one of our website visitors that Ambit Energy has been accused of fraud by intentionally not paying deserved commissions to multiple energy consultants working for the company.
The lawsuit also makes allegations that the type of business they operates is a pyramid scheme. She claims that Ambit makes false and misleading statements to lure in people to the opportunity.
Gubin believes these misleading statements prove that Ambit has violated the deceptive trade practices act in Section 5(a) of the Federal Trade Commission Act. Gubin also uses Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations laws to make her case.
The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern
District of New York, is Nicole Gubin and BH Seven LLC v.
Ambit Energy LP
In the lawsuit it is alleged by Nicole Gubin from Queens, New York that the company has not paid her the rightful money she has made by particpating in the multi-level marketing opportunity nor have they paid the correct amount to other consultants.
Her lawyer, Richard Vanderford Law 360 out of New york filed the lawsuit on May 24 2011 and in the lawsuit is also the claim of bias. The Ambit lawsuit is for $1.1 billion dollars and was filed in New York federal court. The allegation is that Ambit Energy broke her contract and illegally discriminated against her.
A similar competitor to Ambit by the name of Ignite Energy is still in an ongoing class action in which fraud is also alleged. Ignite routinely terminates consultant agreements for advertising on the internet.
We will provide more information on this case as it becomes available. Feel free to comment below.