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Douglas Electric & Lighting Settles Lawsuit for Electrical Accident

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – The family of a 14-year-old girl who was electrocuted in Druid Hill Park in 2006 has settled a lawsuit with a private company, but is still seeking to revive litigation against the city.

An attorney for Douglas Electric and Lighting says executives negotiated after a judge granted the city immunity but allowed the family to pursue the electrical company in court. He declined to give the amount of the settlement.

The girl, Deanna Green, was resting her foot against a fence that was touching an underground cable and was electrocuted when she reached for a second fence, completing an electrical circuit.

After Green’s death, the city removed and repaired underground electric lines in several city parks. A judge granted the city immunity, but Green’s family filed an amended complaint last month to restart the litigation.

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