Power Companies Sued For $100 Million After Texas Boy Froze To Death

Power companies are being sued for $100 million by the family of a Texas child who froze to death during recent winter storms.

“For more than 24 hours last week, Maria Elisa Pineda’s pastel green mobile home outside Houston had no power and heat as temperatures plunged to 9 degrees. On Tuesday, Pineda found her 11-year-old son, Cristian Pavon, dead under a pile of blankets on his own bed — a death authorities suspect was a result of hypothermia.

Now, Pineda is suing two major Texas energy providers, alleging Cristian would not have died had both companies alerted residents that the outages would last for several days during the dangerous cold snap.” [READ MORE]