Jeanie Carter et al v Ballard Sand and Gravel Pit et al 214th District Court Nueces County Texas No 030720F

Haynes and Boone Represented at trial a major energy company in lawsuit brought by approximately 40 families who claimed that a refinery waste disposal pit in their neighborhood caused personal injuries and property damages. Before trial, plaintiffs dropped their personal injury claims. At trial, plaintiffs sought in excess of $170 million dollars for six "trial plaintiff" families. The jury returned a verdict for the company, and the untried claims of the remaining plaintiff families were settled for a token sum.