Fracking and Personal Injury

 In 2014, a jury in Texas awarded a family a million dollar judgment for the contamination on their family ranch due to fracking. Fracking, short for fracturing, is a process of extracting oil or gas from the ground by injecting high-pressure liquid into subterranean rock to force the release of the oil or gas. The…

Public Nuisance Law

 The concept of a nuisance dates back to the earliest formation of American tort law. Under common law, a public nuisance is an unreasonable interference with a right common to the general public. A public nuisance is distinguished from a private nuisance, which affects only a small number of people. Notice that the definition is…