Allegheny County Jury Awards $109 Mil. in Electrocution Case

, The Legal Intelligencer


When an Allegheny County jury announced a $109 million verdict Thursday, including $61 million in punitive damages, in favor of a woman who died three days after receiving an electric shock from a fallen power line in her yard, it was the largest award in the county’s history, according to annual statistics compiled in The Legal’s sibling publication, PaLaw.

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  • RD Legal Funding

    It's great for the plaintiff family that they got this jury verdict. It's a win for all the plaintiffs and their representatives involved. These issues are sure to become an issue when more storms hit the area and being that its an area prone to storms. This award may set a precedent.

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