Breaking: $3 Million Jury Verdict in Texas Fracking Nuisance Case

http://www.desmogblog.com/2014/04/22/breaking-3-million-jury-verdict-texas-fracking-nuisance-case

A jury in Dallas, TX today awarded $2.925 million to plaintiffs Bob and Lisa Parr, who sued Barnett shale fracking company Aruba Petroleum Inc. for intentionally causing a nuisance on the Parr’s property which impacted their health and

The jury returned its 5-1 verdict confirming that Aruba Petroleum “intentionally created a private nuisance” though its drilling, fracking and production activities at 21 gas wells near the Parrs’ Wise County home over a three-year period between 2008-2011.

Plaintiffs attorneys claimed the case is “the first fracking verdict in U.S. history.” Aruba Petroleum plans to appeal the verdict.

Image credit: Fracking via Shutterstock
Tags: frackinglawsuitaruba petroleum incBarnett ShaleBob and Lisa Parr

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