Almost two years after Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers were overcharged $44 million due to a faulty billing system, the utility will now either refund or credit those overcharged as part of a proposed class-action lawsuit settlement, the Los Angeles Times reports. However, a consumer advocate says the amount is too small given the stress customers faced, and that it does not do enough to prevent something similar from happening in the future. A court will soon decide whether to approve the settlement.

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