Texas Rancher Claims Gas Wells Poisoned Family

Law360, New York (March 9, 2011, 7:02 PM EST) -- A Texas rancher launched a suit Tuesday against Halliburton Co. and several natural gas drillers, claiming he and his family were poisoned by toxic fumes and chemicals seeping from more than 50 gas wells surrounding his property.

In a complaint filed in the County Court of Dallas, Texas, Bob Parr and his wife Lisa said they were forced to move from their 40-acre ranch on the Barnett Shale — a geological formation believed to contain vast reservoirs of natural gas — after they and their seven-year-old...
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