Fracking and Civil Law Litigation (US)

Verdict in Parr v Aruba Petroleum, Inc, No. 11-1650 (Dallas Co. Ct at Law, filed Mar. 2011) is awarded to the Plaintiffs (the Parrs). According to a blog post by their lawyer (Earthworks link) the verdict included $275,000 for the Parr’s property loss of market value and $2 million for past physical pain and suffering by Bob and Lisa Parr and their daughter, $250,000 for future physical pain and suffering, $400,000 for past mental anguish.

The suit sought compensation for intentionally causing a nuisance on the Parr’s property which impacted their health and ruined their drinking water.

Aruba Petroleum plans to appeal the verdict.

Earthworks has further information and links.