Texas Family Claims $9M For Fracking-Related Illnesses

Law360, Dallas (April 8, 2014, 9:29 PM EDT) -- A Texas family seeking $9 million in a nuisance suit told a Dallas jury on Tuesday the company drilling natural gas wells near their property is making them sick, in one of the first trials seeking to hold a company liable for medical problems allegedly linked to chemicals used in fracking.

The Parr family, who owns a 40-acre tract in Wise County, contend Plano, Texas-based Aruba Petroleum Inc. has exposed them to hazardous gases, chemicals and industrial waste at some of the 22 gas wells drilled...
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