Halliburton Urges Dismissal Of Okla. Pollution Suit Claims

By Matt Sharp (April 27, 2015, 7:43 PM EDT) -- Halliburton Energy Services Inc. urged an Oklahoma federal judge Friday to nix certain property owners' claims in a suit accusing the company of contaminating groundwater around a plant near their homes, arguing they have failed to demonstrate a legally cognizable injury.

Halliburton said in its motion for summary judgment that the owners of "threatened" and many "currently impacted" properties near its plant in Duncan, Oklahoma, have not shown an actionable injury over perchlorate contamination, urging U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange to dismiss their claims.

The "threatened" property owners' prediction of future injury does not meet the "imminent" definition required for Article...

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