Schur attorney suing Bay City & power co.

Marvin Schur (right) died after heat was turned off on his home in January 2009.

The attorney representing the family and estate of a 93-year-old Bay City man who froze to death after a utility restricted his electrical service plans to sue the city and power company.

Attorney Sheldon Erlich said Wednesday the civil lawsuit against Bay City and Bay City Electric Light & Power will be filed Friday. It seeks unspecified monetary damages stemming from the decision in January to place a power-limiting device on Schur's electric meter because of unpaid bills and for failing to make personal contact beforehand.

City Attorney Neil Wackerly says he hasn't received any information about the pending lawsuit.

Bay County authorities in April decided not to file criminal charges after an investigation was concluded.