No Immunity For Utility In Pole Crash Suit: NJ High Court

Law360, New York (May 14, 2012, 7:08 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Monday that Jersey Central Power & Light doesn't have immunity under state case law for any negligence over where it placed an electric utility pole along a public roadway.

An appellate division finding that JCP&L couldn't be held liable in the motor vehicle accident suit "overread" the reach of Contey v. New Jersey Bell Telephone Co, according to the state Supreme Court. In that 1994 decision, the state's high court ruled that a telephone company directed by a government entity...
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