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Citation Label: OK010
Publication Name: Landra v. New Dominion, LLC
Publication Type: Judicial Decisions
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Author Name: Judge Cynthia Ferrell Ashwood
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Publication Year: 2015
Publication No.: 353 P.3d 529 (Okla. 2015)
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Local Source File: OK09_Landra_v_NewDominion.pdf
Annotation: In this case, a property owner brought tort action against operators of wastewater injection wells, alleging that wells caused earthquake in which property owner was injured. The District Court, Lincoln County, Cynthia Ferrell Ashwood, J., granted operators’ motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction. Property owner filed petition in error seeking review. Holding: The Supreme Court, Winchester, J., held that district court, rather than Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC), had exclusive jurisdiction over private tort action.
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