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N.C. couple asks judge to seize $223K from turbine owner

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N.C. couple asks judge to seize $223K from turbine owner

Independent RI - Chris Church - April 11, 2014 General Rhode Island

A couple who previously lived next to the 413-foot wind turbine in the North Kingstown Green subdivision off Ten Rod Road before moving to North Carolina are asking a judge to seize $223,025 worth of assets from the turbine’s owner, as part of an ongoing civil lawsuit.

NORTH KINGSTOWN — A couple who previously lived next to the 413-foot wind turbine in the North Kingstown Green subdivision off Ten Rod Road before moving to North Carolina are asking a judge to seize $223,025 worth of assets from the turbine’s owner, as part of an ongoing civil lawsuit.

According to Washington County Superior Court records, Scott and Nicole Newcombe, who now live in Mooresville, N.C., asked Judge Kristen E. Rodgers to issue a writ of attachment against Wind Energy Development LLC and the company’s president and owner, Mark DePasquale.

DePasquale is the Newcombes’ former neighbor whose home at 42 Thornton Way is located directly next to the turbine, which was erected in October 2012.

A writ of attachment is essentially a court order that freezes the assets of a person or company in order to ensure that a judgment of the court is upheld. In this case, the Newcombes are seeking $223,025 in order to ensure there is enough money to pay them should they win their case.

Rogers has not yet ruled on the couple’s request.

Brian LaPlante, a lawyer for the Newcombes, declined comment, citing the ongoing case. Steven Boyajian, a lawyer for... more [truncated due to possible copyright]  

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Paul Shaw May 21, 2014 at 09:43 AM
The home owners at the North Kingstown Green subdivision, home of Rhode Islands largest commercial wind turbine. There is a question. Did the neighbors through a negotiated settlement get their electric bills paid for life, or a long period of time ( 10 to 20 years ? )

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