openPR Logo
Press release

Lynn Tillotson & Pinker LLP Announces Defense Verdict In Lawsuit against Largest Wind Farm in the World

12-22-2006 10:40 AM CET | Politics, Law & Society

Press release from: Lynn Tillotson & Pinker, L.L.P.

ABILENE, Texas – The Dallas law firm of Lynn Tillotson & Pinker, L.L.P., is announcing a take-nothing jury verdict handed down late yesterday by an Abilene jury in one of the nation’s first nuisance lawsuits against a wind farm.

A jury of 10 women and two men found that Juno Beach, Fla.-based FPL Energy LLC (FPLE) did not create a private nuisance when it constructed the Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center, the world’s largest wind farm.

The case was closely watched by energy industry observers because of the potential impact on future wind farm construction. FPLE has invested more than $1 billion in its Texas wind farm operations, including the Horse Hollow facility located in Taylor and Nolan counties.

Attorney Trey Cox, a partner at Lynn Tillotson, and David Markarian, Senior Counsel for FPLE, served as co-lead counsel in the two-week trial before Judge John Wilson Weeks of the 42nd District Court in Abilene. The company also was represented by Lynn Tillotson associate Jeremy A. Fielding and H. Alan Carmichael of Sweetwater, Texas-based Steakley, Wetsel & Carmichael, L.L.P.

“This is a complete victory for wind energy, and for FPLE as a leader in the renewable energy field,” says Mr. Cox. “FPLE would like to thank these thoughtful jurors as the company continues its pledge to be a good partner to Taylor and Nolan counties while working to provide efficient energy solutions in Texas and the rest of the country.”

Attorneys for the plaintiffs argued that the wind turbines at the farm created enough noise to constitute a private nuisance, but the jurors disagreed.

At the close of trial, Judge Weeks issued directed verdicts in favor of FPLE against two plaintiffs, and the jurors found for FPLE in the claims of nine plaintiffs who remained in the case.

The Horse Hollow facility consists of 421 turbines spread over 47,000 acres located approximately 20 miles southwest of Abilene. With a maximum generating capacity of 735 megawatts, Horse Hollow is the largest wind farm in the world.

Lynn Tillotson & Pinker is a nationally recognized trial law firm focusing on complex, “high stakes” litigation where results truly matter.

Lynn Tillotson & Pinker, L.L.P.
750 N. St. Paul St.
Suite 1400
Dallas, Texas 75201

Press contact:
Alan Bentrup

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Lynn Tillotson & Pinker LLP Announces Defense Verdict In Lawsuit against Largest Wind Farm in the World here

News-ID: 13928 • Views: 1760

More Releases from Lynn Tillotson & Pinker, L.L.P.

Wind Law III Symposium Focusing on Wind Energy in Texas
Attorney Trey Cox of Lynn Tillotson Pinker & Cox Discusses Legal Challenges for Wind Industry in Texas SWEETWATER, Texas – Wind Law III, a wind energy symposium outlining the challenges and opportunities facing the booming domestic wind energy industry in Texas and across the country, is scheduled to begin Thursday, June 19, in Sweetwater, Texas. Accomplished wind energy attorney Trey Cox, a partner in the Dallas law firm Lynn Tillotson
Lynn Tillotson Pinker & Cox, LLP, Partner Profiled Among Dallas' Leading Busines …
DALLAS – Noted Dallas attorney John T. “Trey” Cox III, a name partner in Lynn Tillotson Pinker & Cox, LLP, has earned a spot among “The Defenders,” the Dallas Business Journal’s annual listing of the top business defense attorneys in North Texas. Mr. Cox is among the 15 area attorneys profiled by the newspaper in a June 13 special section highlighting the lawyers that companies turn to in high-stakes commercial litigation.
Jeff Tillotson Among Top Corporate Attorneys Profiled In D CEO Magazine's 'The A …
DALLAS – Jeff Tillotson, name partner in the Dallas-based litigation boutique Lynn Tillotson Pinker & Cox, LLP, is featured in the May edition of D CEO magazine as one of the top corporate attorneys in Dallas. In an article titled "The Advocates," D CEO takes a look at the careers of five attorneys while focusing on what makes them successful at trial and their advice for executives facing litigation. For Mr.
Four Attorneys from Lynn, Tillotson, Pinker & Cox Featured in Super Lawyers Corp …
DALLAS – Four partners from the Dallas law firm Lynn Tillotson Pinker & Cox, LLP, once again have earned recognition in a national publication based on their work for businesses and company executives. Firm attorneys Michael P. Lynn, Jeffrey M. Tillotson, Eric W. Pinker and John T. “Trey” Cox III all are featured among the nation’s top business litigators in the 2008 Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition. The inaugural Super Lawyers

All 5 Releases

More Releases for FPL

FPL Gives Hope and Help to those in need through FPL Care To Share
Juno Beach, FL (June 8, 2012) -- Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) developed the FPL Care To Share program in 1994. The program has raised more than $15.7 million, and it has provided energy assistance to almost 68,000 Florida families in need. One hundred percent of contributions raised from FPL customers, shareholders and employees go to help those in need - no contributions are used for fundraising or administrative
FPL Hosts First-Ever Storm Meteorologist Event
Juno Beach, FL (May 26, 2012) -- With hurricane season fast approaching, Florida Power & Light Company invited South Florida meteorologists to its new, category 5-resistant command center in Riviera Beach to meet its own meteorologist, Tim Drum, and to learn how weather forecasting drives FPL’s response to storms. “FPL plays such an integral part in not only the hurricanes, but what we do before and after the hurricanes, that I
FPL Efficiency Experts Help Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Juno Beach, Fla. (March 23, 2012) -- Like having a car filled with gas and no key to drive it, Loggerhead Marinelife Center of Juno Beach, Fla. had a lot of data, and no analysts to make sense of it. Then, Matt Barrows, manager of Florida Power & Light’s Distribution Quality and Analytics Group, called the center in February, looking for off-site space to hold a two-day strategy meeting. Barrows also had
FPL and NASA - A Powerful Partnership
"Whether it's supporting future space flight or the growing needs of businesses and residents of the Space Coast, FPL and its Cape Canaveral Next Generation Clean Energy Center will stand ready to power that future with affordable, reliable electricity," said Mark Lemasney, FPL's General Manager at its Cape Canaveral Plant. Juno Beach, FL (March 16, 2012) -- In April, 1965, just weeks before astronaut Ed White opened the hatch of Gemini
Zoo Miami celebrates New Solar Array donated by FPL
Juno Beach, FL - October 26, 2011 -- On Oct. 25, 2011, FPL and Zoo Miami celebrated the unveiling of the first solar array installed on the Zoo grounds, located in the Amazon & Beyond exhibit on top of the trellis area in the main plaza. Part of FPL’s Next Generation Solar Education Station program, the solar array is a donation from Florida Power & Light Company and the result of
FPL Program: Saving Energy Saves Money
Create a Business Energy Savings Plan that Impacts the Bottom Line. Juno Beach, FL, September 29, 2011 -- In anticipation of Energy Awareness Month in October, FPL hosted a webinar for small and medium-sized businesses this week focused on helping increase corporate bottom lines through energy savings to avoid cuts in jobs, salaries and benefits. According to webinar moderator Nancy Flickinger, account manager for FPL’s Customer Service Field Operations, energy savings