8th Circuit: Fracking Verdict For Vibration Damages Stands; Jury Not ‘Tainted’
Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 4:20 PM EDT) -- ST. LOUIS — A panel of the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Oct. 3, 2014, affirmed a district court’s decision denying a hydraulic fracturing company a new trial, finding that the verdict was not tainted by juror misconduct with regard to its discussion about the relationship of fracking and earthquakes (Ruby Hiser v. XTO Energy, No. 13-3443, 8th Cir.).
(Opinion available. Document #94-141014-029Z.)
Ruby Hiser sued XTO Energy in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, alleging that she had...