Tennessee Valley Authority can face injury suits, top court says

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the government-owned power utility corporation Tennessee Valley Authority cannot generally claim sovereign immunity to avoid personal injury lawsuits.

The justices in a unanimous 9-0 ruling reversed the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ dismissal of a lawsuit by a fisherman whose boat collided with a downed power line in the Tennessee River that TVA employees were attempting to raise.

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