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Oklahoma earthquake lawsuit moves to class-action status


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Central Oklahoma residents won't get a trial this fall for a case against an oil company accused of triggering earthquakes that damaged homes and buildings.

The Journal Record reports that a Cleveland County judge outlined rules for the class-action case that Jennifer Lin Cooper brought against New Dominion LLC. The judge issued a journal entry July 13 on the limited class certification, which allows the defendant to begin an appeal process.

The lawsuit alleges that New Dominion's wastewater disposal operations caused a swarm of earthquakes in November 2011, including...

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