$2.9M jury award in fracking-related case is first of its kind in U.S.

07/29/2014 | National Law Review, The

A Dallas jury in June awarded a family $2.9 million for personal injury and property damage in the country's first award for a toxic tort claim related to hydraulic fracturing. The jury decided that Aruba Petroleum's drilling of natural gas wells on a nearby site purposely interfered with the plaintiffs' use of their property, but jurors decided against punitive damages, finding the company had not acted with malice.

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