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Money and politics: Bill would zap stray electricity suits

3:41 PM, Jun. 27, 2013
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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.

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. "They don't care how many farmers they drive out of business." ...

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