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July 28, 2008 2:53:29 PM PDT
A lawsuit alleges Philadelphia Gas Works may have exposed some of its customers to a toxic substance. And now that a judge has certified the case as a class-action - P-G-W customers should look out for mailed notices inviting them to be part of the claim. Action News first told you about the lawsuit against PGW in 2005 when Don Brophy of Northeast Philadelphia first filed. It alleges PGW improperly removed mercury pressure regulators in some homes putting about 12,000 customers at risk of mercury contamination. The class-action demands PGW test customers' homes and clean up if necessary. Consumers who might be affected will get a court-approved notice in the mail in the coming months. PGW says it has no comment on pending litigation.
Comcast could be punished for the way it allegedly treated some of its internet customers.

A source at the Federal Communications Commission says the agency is set to take action.

Comcast is accused of blocking internet traffic among users of some file-sharing software. Comcast says: "We continue to assert our network management practices were reasonable?. and we did not block access to Web sites or online applications, including peer-to-peer services."