Texas Judge Denies New Trial For Company Hit With $2.9M Fracking Verdict

Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 4:12 PM EDT) -- DALLAS — The Texas state court judge presiding over a hydraulic fracturing company’s appeal of a $2.9 million verdict on Sept. 11, 2014, issued a one-sentence order denying the company’s request for a new trial (Lisa Parr, et al. v. Aruba Petroleum Inc., No. 11-1650, Texas Law No. 5, Dallas Co.).

Allegations

In 2011, Lisa and Robert Parr sued Aruba Petroleum Inc. in the Dallas County Court at Law No. 5. Initially, the Parrs sued other drilling defendants, but all of those parties settled before trial....
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