COURT OF APPEALS
DATED AND FILED
May 14, 2002
Cornelia G. Clark
Clerk of Court of Appeals
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Appeal No. 01-1024
Cir. Ct. No. 99-CV-332
STATE OF WISCONSIN
IN COURT OF APPEALS
CHIPPEWA VALLEY COUNTRY FESTIVAL,
LITTLE BLACK MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY,
APPEAL from a judgment of the circuit court for Chippewa County:
RODERICK A. CAMERON, Judge. Affirmed.
Before Cane, C.J., Hoover, P.J., and Peterson, J.
PER CURIAM. Little Black Mutual Insurance Company appeals a
summary judgment granted in favor of Chippewa Valley Country Festival. Little
Black argues that the trial court erred by concluding that its policy covered
Chippewa Valley’s claim for damages. We reject Little Black’s argument and
affirm the judgment.
Chippewa Valley owns a 156-acre parcel of land on which it
operates music festivals. In June 1998, lightning damaged several light poles
located throughout the festival grounds. The light poles are thirty feet tall, buried
five feet underground and were intended to be permanent fixtures to the real
estate. Chippewa Valley ultimately submitted a claim to Little Black for labor and
materials in connection with repairing the lighting system and related electrical
equipment. Little Black denied the claim on the basis that the light poles were not
covered under the policy.
Chippewa Valley and Little Black filed cross-motions for summary
judgment seeking a determination from the trial court whether the light poles were
covered under the policy’s terms. The trial court granted summary