Don Jackson and Pierre Grosdidier in Law360: Hess Drains Well Pollution Suit After Excluding Expert


Hess Corp. is off the hook for allegations that it polluted a competitor's well in the Eagle Ford Shale, causing $1.7 million in damages, after a Texas federal judge ruled Wednesday that expert testimony provided by the competitors was not persuasive.

U.S. District Judge Nancy F. Atlas ruled that Texokan Operating Inc. and K&T Production Joint Venture's suit failed because the sole damages calculation proffered on their behalf by expert Renn Rothrock were not founded on reliable methodology and had to be excluded. Without the damages calculation, the gross negligence suit failed as a matter of law, the court ruled …

Hess is represented by Donald D. Jackson and Pierre Grosdidier of Haynes and Boone LLP.

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