The legal organization ProALL, (Professional Aircrew Limited Liability Association) served us well during the implementation of subpart Q - regulating the unruly airline industry, is now gearing up to take on badly behaving business and government representatives on ground.
ProALL was formed after a battle with Swedish IRS when it stood clear that Sweden need EU and its courts to become a true democracy. Sweden suffers from too long civil-servant rule that is stagnant regardless of democratic political change. Civil servants as corrupt as any private business law-bender hold office for decades regardless of changes in elected rule.
ProALL then went on with aggressive action to discontinue an exclusive corporate insurance deal worth 250.000.000 SEK, between SKANDIA and unfortunate, ripped off - thought to be powerless, third party end-customers.
In 2009, we helped, on advisory basis a IRS struck business owner to overturn his IRS case in ¨Länsrätten¨. The previously confiscated 3.000.000 SEK was returned to the defendant and IRS threats of tax fines was rejected by the court.
2010. E.ON withdraw plans to expropriate land for transformer installations due to threats of EU lawsuit.
2010. ProALL:s tactical advice turns aircrews tax suit to the complaintant's favour. Swedish tax officials ruling are overturned. Case closed, full refund.
ProALL Program The ProALL organization is apolitical, will seek bad business and inefficient environmental practices, corrupt politicians and challenge corporations in class acts, putting pressure on individual civil servants to deliver excellent public service, all with aim for settlements in European courts.
On the ProALL monitor list: InfraNordic, Ahlström och Persson, Lantmäteriet, SEB Vellinge, SEB Trelleborg, ICA Toppen/Toppen Gallerian, Jönssons Sydgräv, E.ON, LRF, Ryanair, Systembolaget, SKANDIA, Swedish IRS, Public Service Television, TeliaSonera, Inflight Services, The 9/11 commission.
You don’t have to be a rocket engineer to figure out that if the whole neighbourhood go from oil heating to heat-exchanger technology, as we did here in the eighties, there will be an increased power demand on the grid. Former owner to Sa. Håslöv 6:5 (where plaintiffs Magnus Ringman and Jan Andersson now lives) installed a heat exchanger in the mid eighties. After the installation she battled with E.ON about the power supply, as the electric motor protection on the exchanger compressor released frequently - which is several times a day. Anyone with some imagination would recognize that this is a major inconvenience especially during winter.
E.ON rejected all responsibility and the poor private electrical installer, Bengt Jönsson had to battle for years to find the problem. He sent bills to - make no mistake.
FINALLY E.ON admitted that the grid was too weak and exchanged the transformer. No problem with the engine protection ever since.
You can’t sue an oligopoly for lack of infrastructure, or can you?
Other E.ON stories: The Jan-Erik Olsson ¨investigation¨
This entry is not about Jan-Erik Olsson and his primary problem with E.ON, as irritating as it must have been for him. This is about when Jan-Erik looked for support for his case at the "Konsumenternas elrådgivningsbyrå" (Swedish electricity consumers advisory board).
Now, what great advise could this multi-million institution provide poor Jan-Erik in his agony and despair?
The institution promptly ask the E.ON customer ombudsman to make an investigation!!! - and, as the official deliver this example of bold, aggressive and resolute action, he also states that they get hundreds of similar complaints every year. ProALL wonder why....
We say, why bother to complain even to the government institutions, ¨Allmänna Reklamations Byrån¨ (and we doubt that there is any such thing in any other country than Sweden), seldom address disputes over once registered power consumption.
Now get this - E.ON is an monopoly - the people dine together.
You can´t sue an monopoly for branch corruption, or can you? Join ProALL!
Other E.ON stories: John Holms ruined house and Christmas dinner
Other E.ON stories: E.ON customer service threatens customers
If you suspect your meter is in error as Princia Bengtsson in Malmo did when she recieved a bill for 62 000 SEK, E.ON threatened her that she would carry the investigation cost, should nothing be found to be wrong with her meter.
Who is controlling the meter you might ask.... E.ON is. Great work E.ON.
According to E.ON the fault margin is allowed at 5% up or down. ProALL say NO WAY E.ON, you are not allowed to bill for an extra 5%. If you install inaccurate equipment the error margin is on your account- period!
Eon, on a dispute with a friend over a ridiculous E.ON bill, promptly shut off the electric power in mid-winter for the family with a small child in the house.
The bill had to be paid in order for the family to be able to stay in their house. There was never any investigation where as the E.ON claim was just or not, only a brute power demonstration from Eon and its hengemen of engineers.
Eskom in Africa look like a nice bunch in comparison, and E.ON power delivery is also well in par with Eskom standards.
You can´t sue an oligopoly for lack of social responsibility, or can you?
About five years ago there was major disturbance on the E.ON net in Vellinge. Power went on and off sometimes 50-60 times a day. We often actually had to pull the main to protect our equipment. At the time we had about 8 to 9 fridges and freezers at the farm, and we also used a projector for presentations (worth 36000 SEK). Vegetables was wasted and ice cream melted and we could after awhile not use the freezers for anything for the rest of that year, as everything frequently had to be thrown away.
The projector had a lamp and an LED screen that was supposed to be cooled by a fan for about 3 minutes after power off, this did of course not happen, when the power source failed. The projector overheated and broke twice and was then repaired, at the third time it was not regarded viable to fix by Philips and had to be scrapped - this was after only two years of use...
Did E.ON take responsibility? No, of course not, the amount of B...S... that we had to listen to was too much, and eventually you just turned away and went on with your life.
We now see that this is the major business plan of Eon. Others always have to pay for Eon:s neglect, in this case us, our tenants, Philips and Expert - the vendor.
Later it was disclosed (by ashamed Eon officials) that parts of the E.ON net in Vellinge with an expected lifespan of about 50 years, has now been in operation for well over 70 years, and E.ON only replace the parts that fail on occasion, as they fail.
You can´t sue an oligopoly for corporate neglect, or can you?
As I was busy with rebuild work at the farm, a thunderbolt strikes the E.ON transformer situated in our field.
I call E.ON to report the damage. This is how it goes down:
Me: Your transformer has been hit by lightning, We are out of power. E.ON desk: Have you checked your fuses? The lady asks. Me: Dont have to ma'm - I saw the bolt strike your transformer. E.ON desk: You need to check your fuses. Me: I don't think so - Your transformer is on fire... E.ON desk: We have our procedures how to go about how to find the problem. Check your fuses.
I gave in, hung up after a few more very well chosen words, and took the day off from using any power - as I recognized that this was going to be a long-haul.
As the whole village was out of power others reported the damage, obviously after checking their fuses, and thus the fire brigade could be called out and engineers sent to ADDRESS THE PROBLEM. Great work E.ON.
You can´t sue an oligopoly for employee stupidity, or can you?