Michigan Appeals Court: Power, Telephone Companies Not Liable For Fall

Mealey's (February 19, 2016, 3:16 PM EST) -- TROY, Mich. — A trial court properly granted summary judgment on behalf of power and telephone companies accused of creating an unsafe condition by allowing a utility pole to be placed near a tree, the Michigan Court of Appeals affirmed Feb. 16 (Jennifer L. Terry v. Consumers Energy Company and Michigan Bell Telephone Company, No. 325017, Mich. App.; 2016 Mich. App. LEXIS 303).

(Decision available. Document #77-160224-016Z.)

According to the appellate panel of Peter O’Connell, Donald Owens and Jane Beckering, defendants Consumers Energy Co. and Michigan...
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