Power Transmission Co. Not Liable For Injury, Pa. Court Says

Law360, Philadelphia (October 2, 2013, 5:53 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Wednesday ruled that an electrical transmission company was not responsible for the injuries that an employee for a local electric utility suffered while repairing a power line, finding that it had immunity through a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission tariff.

The court overturned a trial court decision denying summary judgment to PJM Interconnection LLC in a suit brought by PPL Electric Utilities Corp electrician Marlin Yorty, finding that that the tariff trumped state law.

“We find that the limitation on liability contained...
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