Pa. Utility Fights $61M Award Over Power Line Death

Law360, New York (February 4, 2013, 1:48 PM EST) -- West Penn Power Co. asked a Pennsylvania judge on Friday to vacate a jury verdict awarding $61 million in punitive damages to the family of a woman killed in 2009 after being struck by a fallen power line, saying there wasn’t enough evidence for those damages.

West Penn Power's motion for post-trial relief said that the $61 million in punitive damages — which was part of a larger $109 million verdict against the power company in December — was flawed, excessive and not supported by sufficient...
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