Trade Group: Couple’s $2.9M Award Against Fracking Company Should Be Rejected

(May 6, 2016, 2:39 PM EDT) -- DALLAS — The American Petroleum Institute (API) on April 25 filed an amicus curiae brief in a Texas appeals court, arguing that the plaintiffs, who won a $2.9 million verdict against a hydraulic fracturing company, did so with an “attempted end run” around strict causation standards and the award should be rejected by the appellate court (Aruba Petroleum Inc. v. Lisa Parr, No. 05-14-01285, Texas App., 5th Dist.).

(API amicus brief available. Document #94-160510-015B.)

Allegations, Award

In 2011, Lisa and Robert Parr sued Aruba Petroleum Inc....
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