Plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed in May as result of the March 29 oil spill in Mayflower’s Northwoods subdivision have filed motions to voluntarily dismiss four defendants, including the subdivision’s developer, from the suit.
The Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health, a science-based environmental consulting firm, was also removed from the suit in addition to Northwoods developer, Harold Satterfield, and two land surveyors. The motions were filed in Faulkner County Circuit Court on Tuesday and Wednesday.
CTEH and Satterfield filed motions seeking to be removed from the suit last week.
ExxonMobil Pipeline Company, Mobil Pipeline Company and David L. Raulston, identified in the complaint as the maintenance operations technician of the Pegasus pipeline, which burst in March, sending more than 200,000 gallons of crude oil into the Northwoods neighborhood and surrounding area, are the remaining named-defendants.
The suit, one of 10 in Faulkner County Circuit Court relating to the oil spill, was filed by more than 60 Faulkner County residents that allege the defendants’ actions were negligent and violated the Arkansas Solid Waste Management and resulted in damage to real estate property, mental suffering, physical injuries and pain and suffering, among other injuries and damages.
The plaintiffs are seeking a jury trial and punitive damages, although a monetary amount has not been identified.
(Staff writer Lee Hogan can be reached by email at email@example.com or by phone at 505-1246. Follow Lee Hogan on Twitter at twitter.com/LCD_LeeHogan. To comment on this and other stories, log on to thecabin.net.)