Karnes County Couple Petitions Texas Supreme Court

Company Claims Environmental Nuisance
 Eagle Ford Shale Supreme Court

Karnes County Couple Takes Case to the Texas Supreme Court.

Eagle Ford landowners petition the Texas Supreme Court to hear environment nuisance case.

Related: Eagle Ford Family Wants Day in Court

Michal and Myra Cerny from Karnes County are taking their legal battle to Texas’ highest court, claiming that oil and gas activity on their property has made them sick, reduced their quality of life and damaged the foundation of their home.

The original 2013 case against Marathon Oil and Plains Exploration & Production was dismissed and their first appeal failed when the courts ruled that family didn’t meet the legal standards for nuisance and negligence claims. The family is now hoping that the Texas Supreme Court will hear their case and give them a chance for restitution.

Attorney David Towler told BizJournal that, “Making living conditions unbearable does not mean getting cancer from some chemical. You don’t need an expert to testify that the smell was so bad that they couldn’t live in their own house.”

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Elizabeth Alford

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Elizabeth Alford writes on significant news developments in the Eagle Ford oil and gas play taking place across South TX. She is a freelance writer with an extensive communications, PR, and staff writing background.
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