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Bastrop Wildfire Lawsuit Against Bluebonnet Electric Coop Resolved, But Others Remain

A $6 million lawsuit against Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative and McCoy Tree Surgery over a 2009 wildfire in Bastrop County was resolved last week without a jury decision.  The parties have declined comment on the case, which was set for jury trial, to de
January 17, 2012

A $6 million lawsuit against Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative and McCoy Tree Surgery over a 2009 wildfire in Bastrop County was resolved last week without a jury decision.  The parties have declined comment on the case, which was set for jury trial, to determine whether a falling tree knocked down sagging power lines, sparking a fire in the utility's right of way.  Eleven other lawsuits have been filed accusing Bluebonnet of negligence in connection with a 2011 fire at the Bastrop Complex, according to the district clerk's office.  Bluebonnet has denied liability and cited extreme weather conditions as the cause of the fire. Click here for the full story.

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