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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Wheels of Justice Turn Slowly


Although the Middletown-to-Norwalk power line upgrade has been in operation since last December, a legal battle over the project is just making its way into a Connecticut courtroom.

Opening arguments will be heard Tuesday morning in Waterbury Superior Court in a lawsuit filed in March 2007 against Connecticut Light & Power Co. Clement and Georgianna Passariello of Orange filed the lawsuit, claiming the utility abused an easement on their property by creating a gravel road on their land and uprooting trees.

The Passariellos are seeking more than $15,000 in damages.

The lawsuit contends CL&P overstepped certain rights given to it in a 1924 easement agreement signed when the power lines were first erected in Orange.

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