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Jury Awards Texas Family $2.9M For Fracking Nuisance

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Extract from an article by Jess Davis published 23 April 2014 by LAW360 under the headline: “Jury Awards Texas Family $2.9M For Fracking Nuisance Claim”

Law360, Dallas (April 22, 2014, 5:25 PM ET) — A Texas jury on Tuesday awarded $2.925 million to a family who alleged they suffered health problems because of natural gas wells drilled in the Barnett Shale by Aruba Petroleum Inc. on neighboring property, finding Aruba intentionally created a private nuisance.

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A Dallas jury’s Tuesday award of $2.9 million to a family in one of the first trials alleging fracking caused severe health problems doesn’t have energy companies quaking in their boots, but lawyers say it could spur copycat cases and affect settlement talks in similar litigation.

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