Bloomberg Law
Nov. 18, 2016, 6:58 PM

Fracking-Induced Oklahoma Quakes Spawn New Class Case

Steven Sellers

By Steven M. Sellers, Bloomberg BNA

Residents of Pawnee, Okla., the site of a powerful magnitude 5.8 earthquake over Labor Day weekend, filed a class complaint against oil and gas companies Nov. 17.

The complaint, filed in Oklahoma District Court, Pawnee County, seeks compensatory and punitive damages against Eagle Road Oil LLC, Cummings Oil Co. and other unnamed defendants for damage to homes and personal property.

James Adams and other plaintiffs claim the injection of wastewater from oil and gas operations into deep wells near Pawnee caused a series of earthquakes, including the Sept. 3 quake, the largest in the ...

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