Ruling Is Major Victory for Utah Dairies in Lawsuit against Power Plant

January 23, 2012 09:24 AM

Nationally known veterinarian will be allowed to testify for the Utah dairy farmers.

In April 2011, Dairy Today featured former Utah dairy producer Mike Cherniske in "Before Bankruptcy Hits."
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Cherniske was one of 18 Utah dairy producers who had filed suit against a nearby power plant, claiming its stray voltage sickened and killed their cows. Cherniske blamed his bankruptcy largely on the fallout from the underground electrical currents, which lowered his dairy’s milk production and contributed to massive medical bills between 1999 and 2003.
The Utah Court of Appeals ruled Friday that the farmers' key expert witness, excluded by the trial judge, will be allowed to testify after all, reports
The ruling is a major victory for a large group of family farmers who have been embroiled in a lawsuit against the massive power project for the past decade. They're now a big step closer to a jury trial.

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Spell Check

1/23/2012 10:39 AM

  It's about time utilities respect the needs of their customers and not pay lip service. Any other business would be bankrupt with the type a crappy service they provide. The government needs to get out of protecting utility companies and allow more competition to drive prices down and services up.​

1/23/2012 11:12 AM

  chit, I'd like to be able to read the article...thanks

1/23/2012 02:05 PM

  Where is the article????


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