Oil Field Co. Slammed With $281M Wrongful Death Verdict

Law360, Houston (December 9, 2013, 7:32 PM EST) -- A Texas jury hit a subsidiary of Nuverra Environmental Solutions Inc. with a $281 million judgment on Thursday after finding a drive shaft had broken off a poorly maintained truck owned by the oil field service company, causing a man’s death.

Dimmit County jurors awarded $181 million in compensatory damages and $100 million in punitive damages to the family of Carlos Aguilar, who was killed when he was hit by a drive shaft that had snapped off a tractor-trailer owned by Heckmann Water Resources while the...
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