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Woman sues Monongahela Power for power lines, company seeks to dismiss

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 19, 2016

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KINGWOOD – A woman is suing Monongahela Power Company after she claims there are power lines on her personal property. The company is seeking to dismiss the lawsuit.

Paula M. Sigley claims the power lines are in violation of her private property, according to complaint filed recently in Preston Circuit Court.

Sigley is seeking the removal of the power lines or to be paid $750,000 for having the lines on her private property.

Monongahela Power Company filed a motion to dismiss June 21 in Preston Circuit Court, arguing that Sigley failed to state a claim upon which grief may be granted.

MPC claims Sigley, along with two others, filed a lawsuit in January alleging the same thing, but voluntarily dismissed that lawsuit after MPC filed a motion to dismiss and a hearing was scheduled.

In the new complaint, Sigley has not alleged any new claim or produced one piece of evidence to support the new complaint.

MPC claims that contrary to the plaintiff’s allegations, County Clerk records show that an easement across Sigley’s property exists in favor of the defendant and its predecessor since 1941.

A hearing is set for Aug. 2 at 10 a.m. at Preston Circuit Court regarding the motion to dismiss.

Sigley is representing herself.

MPC is represented by Stephen F. Gandee of Robinson & McElwee and Gary A. Jack of Monongahela Power Company.

The case is assigned to Circuit Judge Lawrance S. Miller Jr.

Preston Circuit Court case number: 16-C-10

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