Class Representative Jennifer Lin Cooper is set to prove her case on behalf of a class of those damaged from the massive 5.7m earthquake hitting near Prague in early-November 2011. That quake was preceded by and followed by two other earthquakes of 5.0 in magnitude. The trial is set for October 18, 2021, and will be heard by a jury in Norman, Oklahoma.
The case alleges that New Dominion caused the subject quakes by disposing of fracking-related wastewater deep below the Earth's surface through disposal wells. In October, the Plaintiffs must prove their case against New Dominion and that it is to blame for the seismicity.
People in Lincoln County and its eight bordering counties are likely to have been harmed by these earthquakes, and are members of the Class defined by Judge Lori Walkley of Cleveland County District Court and upheld by the Oklahoma Supreme Court. These Class members may stay in the Class or "opt out" of it and bring their own causes of action should they choose to do so. Also, they may attend the October trial with other interested members of the public.
Class members and others may learn more by visiting www.oklahomaearthquakeslawsuit.com.