Code of the District of Columbia

§ 34–304. Excessive charges a complete defense in suit to collect for gas or electricity furnished.

If it be alleged and established in an action brought in any court for the collection of any charge for gas or electricity that a price has been demanded in excess of that fixed by the Commission or by statute no recovery shall be had therein, but the fact that such excessive charges have been made shall be a complete defense to such action.


(Mar. 4, 1913, 37 Stat. 987, ch. 150, § 8, par. 58.)

Prior Codifications

1981 Ed., § 43-1004.

1973 Ed., § 43-604.

Cross References

Gas companies, removal of meters, notice, see § 34-1606.