A Geauga County man consumed alcohol at a local tavern then got on his motorcycle to return home when a deer darted out into a newly widened road hitting him, which caused him to lose control of the motorcycle and strike a utility pole. The man and his wife sued the power company for not moving the pole arguing it was too close to the road and won a nearly $800,000 jury verdict. The company appealed. The Ohio Supreme Court heard oral arguments last week to determine if the utility had the right to keep the pole where it was or if it needed to honor requests from local officials to move it.
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