Saturday, December 30, 2006

FPL Sues BellSouth

AP via
Florida Power & Light has sued BellSouth Corp. for $7 million to cover the cost of replacing shared utility poles that were damaged by three hurricanes that hit the peninsula in 2004, according to court documents.

Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne destroyed thousands of utility poles in eight counties on Florida's east coast.

BellSouth had installed the poles, but FPL used its own funds and resources to repair or replace nearly 2,500 poles in order to restore power as quickly as possible, according to FPL's lawsuit.

Atlanta-based BellSouth failed to reimburse the Florida utility company for the work, FPL claims.