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Bill Lueders column: Proposal would zap stray electricity suits

7:21 PM, Jun. 30, 2013
Some Wisconsin farmers have long been concerned about stray voltage on the land where their cows graze.
Some Wisconsin farmers have long been concerned about stray voltage on the land where their cows graze.
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Scott Lawrence, an attorney in eastern Wisconsin, thinks he knows why some state lawmakers want to make it harder to sue power companies over electrical problems that cause damage to farmers.

"They're good Republicans marching to the orders of moneyed interests," says Lawrence, of St. Nazianz in Manitowoc County.

The attorney, who has been suing over stray electricity (sometimes called stray voltage) since 1985, adds that these providers - a.k.a. "moneyed interests" - just seek freedom from accountability. ...

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