Jury Awards Pa. Family Record $109M In Power Line Death

Law360, New York (December 7, 2012, 7:25 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania jury Thursday awarded $109 million to the family of a woman who was killed in 2009 after being struck by a fallen power line in a wrongful death suit alleging West Penn Power Co. was negligent in failing to properly maintain the line.

Plaintiff Michael Goretzka brought suit after his wife, Carrie Goretzka, was struck by a fallen power line in the family’s yard in June 2009, electrocuted for 20 minutes during which she caught on fire and died three days later of severe...
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