Lawsuit claiming Versant negligently reduce down 973 Christmas timber will proceed 

The lawsuit saying Versant Energy acted negligently when slicing down 973 Christmas timber underneath its energy strains will proceed after Penobscot County Choose Bruce Mallonee declined to dismiss the case Friday morning.

Ervin Tower, of Patten, filed a lawsuit in February alleging Versant staff trespassed on his land in September 2022 and reduce down the Christmas timber, price greater than $20,000. The timber had been grown underneath high-voltage energy strains in a transmission hall, Versant legal professional Arrian Stockdell mentioned.

There is no such thing as a dispute the 973 timber had been grown in a 100-foot easement underneath the ability strains, attorneys on each side agreed.