PPL Subject To State Laws Over Boat Crash On Co.'s Lake

Law360, Philadelphia (May 28, 2013, 5:14 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled Friday that federal laws regulating the transmission of electricity did not preempt a state statute limiting the liability of utility PPL Corp. after a drunken boating accident on a company-owned lake in the Pocono Mountains.

In a precedential ruling rejecting arguments that PPL should be found liable after three men were injured when their boat was struck by a second boat being operated by an intoxicated driver, a three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court found that the Federal Power Act...
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