Prague resident Sandra Ladra this month filed a lawsuit against the operators of Lincoln County water disposal wells, claiming they caused the magnitude-5.6 earthquake in 2011 that caused rock from her fireplace to land in her lap and injure her knee.
The suit lists as defendants Tulsa-based New Dominion LLC; Cleveland, OK-based Spess Oil Co.; and 25 other unnamed companies. Ladra is asking for more than $75,000 in actual damages, plus punitive damages.
Representatives from New Dominion and Spess did not return phone calls to The Oklahoman.
“Ultimately the decision is for the jury to decide if the earthquake was attributed to the injection wells. We will offer scientific findings that the injections are along fault lines,” Ladra’s attorney Scott Poynter told The Oklahoman.
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