Linky: electrosensitive people win their case against Enedis condemned to “clean up electricity”
It is the end of a legal tussle that began several years ago. After several setbacks in court against thirteen plaintiffs with electrosensitivity, Enedis had planned to appeal to the Court of Cassation. Eventually, it will be nothing. The company preferred to avoid this last resort in order to avoid another disappointment.
We are in March 2019. An anti-linky collective, made up of 206 complainants, is filing a complaint against Enedis and the Linky meter. They accuse the device of representing a danger to the health of users and blame Enedis for having installed the meters without their prior authorization. The TGI (High Court) of Bordeaux rejects the group’s request. Nevertheless, the magistrates believe that 13 of the plaintiffs, suffering from electrosensitivity, win their case.
Thanks to a armada of medical certificates, the plaintiffs manage to prove that the Linky meter is responsible for numerous pains, headaches, fatigue, insomnia and dizziness. Justice then condemns Enedis to install a filter to protect them from electromagnetic fields. In addition, it authorizes people with EHS to refuse the installation of a Linky meter in their home. The company decided to appeal, and in 2020, the judiciary once again agrees with the plaintiffs.
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Enedis lays down their arms, electrosensitives win the battle
Enedis will have to “decontaminate the electricity” provided to victims with EHS (electro hypersensitivity), under penalty of having to pay them €500 each per day of delay. Here again, Enedis is reluctant to comply with the decision and announces that it wishes to appeal to the Court of Cassation. Eventually, it will be nothing. Indeed, after reading and analysis of the arguments of the victims by the law firm Lexprecia, the French company announced this Thursday, January 27, 2022 to waive its appeal to the supreme court. In other words, the conviction of Enedis is indeed confirmed.
“We can only be delighted with this major step forward, which we hope will be a milestone. However, this is a stage victory, and we must obtain not only the depollution of EHS housing, but also the replacement of their improperly installed Linky meters with non-communicating meters. By extension, these measures should be applicable to any user, even non-EHS, who requests them”. assures Patrice Goyaud, secretary of the Robin des Toits association, which supported the plaintiffs.
In 2018, an electro-sensitive couple had to move because of the waves from their Linky meter. This court decision marks a symbolic step in the fight between people with EHS and Enedis. All that remains is to hope that it sets a precedent and allows other plaintiffs to win their case.
Source: Alternative Health