Halliburton's Expert Allowed In Water Contamination Suit

Law360, New York (August 10, 2015, 9:36 PM EDT) -- Property owners suing Halliburton Energy Services Inc. over alleged groundwater contamination affecting their property values were struck another blow Monday when an Oklahoma federal judge denied their motion to nix expert testimony from the energy company, less than three weeks after one of their own expert economists was excluded from testifying.

U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange said the opinions of Halliburton’s appraiser Jerry Dent are based on sufficient data and reliable principles, disagreeing with the property owners who argued Dent’s testimony is unreliable, does not address central questions to be determined by the jury and fails to offer property values before...

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