Wisconsin family wins stray voltage suit

 Resize text         Printer-friendly version of this article Printer-friendly version of this article

A Washington County Circuit Court jury awarded Wisconsin dairy producers George and Kathy Muth $850,000 in damages for stray voltage at their dairy. The couple contends that the stray voltage led to lower milk production and an increase in animal deaths.

On an 11 to 1 vote, the jury decided that We Energies, formerly Wisconsin Electric Power Company, was negligent in the maintenance and operation of a distribution system the serves the Muth’s farm. During the trial, the electric company never denied that stray voltage existed. However, their belief, and that of several experts who testified, was that it was not enough to harm the cows.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel



Comments (0) Leave a comment 

Name
e-Mail (required)
Location

Comment:

characters left


RB 454 Series Baler

Make high-quality, dense bales with a Case IH RB4 series baler. A range of models, including silage balers, give you ... Read More

View all Products in this segment

View All Buyers Guides

Feedback Form
Leads to Insight