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(Tri-State Homepage)   "Judge rules in favor of Vectren in Hercules home explosion civil case" - hopes for better luck slaying the Nemean Lion   (tristatehomepage.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Evansville, Indiana, Judgment, Lawsuits, Ireland, favor of CenterPoint energy, The Conclusion, Lawsuit, Public utility  
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2021-06-09 4:49:05 PM  
Nice headline subby
 
2021-06-09 6:09:08 PM  

AlgaeRancher: Nice headline subby


Bloody useless article though.  On what basis was the decision made?  Did they prove it wasn't natural gas?  Was it some dodgeball liability duck bullshiat, what?
 
2021-06-09 6:16:06 PM  
Mitchell & Webb - Vectron
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A favorable ruling, by Vectron's kindly claw!
 
2021-06-09 6:19:55 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: AlgaeRancher: Nice headline subby

Bloody useless article though.  On what basis was the decision made?  Did they prove it wasn't natural gas?  Was it some dodgeball liability duck bullshiat, what?


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2021-06-09 6:24:35 PM  
I just saw Hercules and explosion and was thinking "Why the hell are they still talking about this?"  Thinking it was the explosion that happened in Northern NJ when the Hercules gunpowder plant had a huge explosion in Kenvil back in 1989.
 
2021-06-09 6:28:39 PM  
The sound you just heard was the judge's brother signing the title of his new 40' fishing boat in St. Pete.
 
2021-06-09 6:35:51 PM  
https://www.14news.com/2021/06/08/dec​i​sion-expected-tuesday-hercules-explosi​on-civil-case/

Better version. Basically she represented herself and failed to prove anything.
 
2021-06-09 6:41:48 PM  

Lab Monkey: [YouTube video: Mitchell & Webb - Vectron]
A favorable ruling, by Vectron's kindly claw!


By Vectron I award you 1 whole internets.
 
2021-06-09 6:54:15 PM  
 
2021-06-09 7:02:22 PM  
Jerkules.
 
2021-06-09 8:41:12 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: AlgaeRancher: Nice headline subby

Bloody useless article though.  On what basis was the decision made?  Did they prove it wasn't natural gas?  Was it some dodgeball liability duck bullshiat, what?


Most likely the leak was in the house.  There's a line of demarcation where the provider's responsibility ends and the homeowner's begins.  Usually at the meter.  A gas leak inside your house is not the gas company's responsibility.  A short in your house is not the power company's responsibility.  A water leak in your house is not the water company's responsibility.
 
2021-06-09 8:43:13 PM  
Note to self: Next time a utility line explodes and kills family members, don't represent myself in court. Hire an adiq
 
2021-06-09 8:45:40 PM  
DOH! Note to self: Next time don't try typing with one hand!! Note to self: Next time a utility line explodes and kills family members, don't represent myself in court. Hire a good ambulance chaser and don't try to save money.
 
2021-06-09 9:09:23 PM  
From the link Rattrap posted: CenterPoint representatives pointed out that McKnight's had a lawyer who dropped out of the case.

Yeah, if your attorney drops you and your case, a civil case that only requires preponderance of evidence, then you don't have a winnable case.

We had to get a section of our gas main replaced last year. 50 year old pipe from the meter into the house. It was pricey and a pain in the ass to be without hot water and the gas cooktop and clothes dryer for a weekend, but better than blowing up the house and dying or being burned.
 
6 days ago  

nobody11155: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: AlgaeRancher: Nice headline subby

Bloody useless article though.  On what basis was the decision made?  Did they prove it wasn't natural gas?  Was it some dodgeball liability duck bullshiat, what?

Most likely the leak was in the house.  There's a line of demarcation where the provider's responsibility ends and the homeowner's begins.  Usually at the meter.  A gas leak inside your house is not the gas company's responsibility.  A short in your house is not the power company's responsibility.  A water leak in your house is not the water company's responsibility.


Could well be.  I just want an article that actually bothers to tell us WTF went on.
 
6 days ago  

Rattrap007: https://www.14news.com/2021/06/08/dec​i​sion-expected-tuesday-hercules-explosi​on-civil-case/

Better version. Basically she represented herself and failed to prove anything.


And so what if it's a gas leak?  The gas company is only responsible if the leak was from their pipes.  Our gas meter is outside our house--pretty hard for any of their stuff to leak into the house.  If there's a leak inside it's my stuff, not theirs, and they have no liability.

nobody11155: Most likely the leak was in the house. There's a line of demarcation where the provider's responsibility ends and the homeowner's begins. Usually at the meter. A gas leak inside your house is not the gas company's responsibility. A short in your house is not the power company's responsibility. A water leak in your house is not the water company's responsibility.


Generally.  I did get our water company to accept responsibility for a leak on our side of the demarcation but that was because they goofed up--they replaced the meter and failed to tighten the nut on our side of the meter adequately.  Dumped something like $100 of water into the ground before I found it.
 
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