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Dale Burmeister Wins Another Federal Cable Communications Act Case In Washtenaw County Circuit Court

An electrical utility company acquired a prescriptive easement to run electrical lines across a parcel of property but the property owner challenged the right of a cable operator to piggyback on that easement to string its television and internet wire.  Judge Morris ruled, however, that the cable company’s wire did not impose an additional burden on the prescriptive easement and held that adding the cable to existing utility poles did not run afoul of the Constitution