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PUBLIC UTILITIES a missouri woman who lost her arm and leg after a power line fell on her settled for $12 million on April 25. After an ice storm caused a power outage at their home, the Monroe family visited the home of a relative. As the family was getting in their car to return home, a clamp on a live power line above, weighed down by ice, gave way, causing the line to fall on the family car. Melanie Monroe’s arm and leg were burned so badly they had to be amputated. Her husband and two children sustained minor injuries. The family sued the power line’s owner, Kansas City Power & Light Co.; its parent company, Great Plains Energy Inc.; and Hubbell Power Systems, the clamp manufacturer. Each defendant contributed to the settlement. Monroe v. Kansas City Power & Light Co., No. 02-CV-234541 (Jackson Co., Mo., Cir. Ct.). PLAINTIFFS’ ATTORNEYS: Anita Porte Robb and Gary C. Robb, Robb & Robb, Kansas City, Mo. DEFENSE ATTORNEYS: Lawrence Ward, Kansas City; Edward R. Spalty, Armstrong Teasdale, Kansas City Source: National Jury Verdict Reporter

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