PPL Gets $2.4M Verdict Over Contractor's Fall Nixed
By Dan Packel (August 27, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court on Wednesday threw out a $2.4 million jury verdict against PPL Electric Utilities Corp. that had been granted to an employee of an independent contractor who fell 40 feet while painting the company's electricity poles.
A three-judge Superior Court panel found in a published opinion that a Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas judge erred in not granting the utility a judgment notwithstanding the verdict because plaintiff Vincent Nertavich failed to establish that PPL oversaw the work on the project.
The panel concluded that even though PPL established certain guidelines for the worksite and had the right to...
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