Following up from our prior blog entry on the case of Friedman v. Maine Public Utilities Commission and Central Maine Power Company, the Maine Supreme Court issued its decision on July 12, 2012.  The court rejected the petitioner’s privacy, trespassing and Fourth Amendment violation complaints over smart meter technology by affirming the decision of the Maine Public Utilities Commission.  In reaching this conclusion, the court found that the Maine PUC had not abused its discretion by dismissing without analysis the petitioner’s privacy allegations. 

The case of Naperville Smart Meter Awareness v. City of Naperville, which alleges a similar Fourth Amendment violation, is currently still pending before the Northern District of Illinois.