MOUNDSVILLE – Two more lawsuits have been filed against Williams Ohio Valley Midstream LLC after the plaintiffs claim the company was noisy and polluted their residences.
Robert Carnahan and LeeAnn Carnahan and Ellen Harness own properties that are located near an oil and gas compressor owned by Williams, according to two complaints filed in Marshall Circuit Court.
The plaintiffs claim Williams' operations have caused fumes, dust, noise and light to be present on their properties during all hours of the day and night.
Williams' operations have caused black soot to be present on their dwellings and real property, according to the suit.
The plaintiffs claim the continuous and constant smell of the fumes and odors have forced the plaintiffs to continuously keep their home's windows closed and frequently make it unbearable for them to be outside on their properties.
Williams' operations have caused air pollution, dust, dirt and debris to travel onto their properties, which frequently makes it unbearable for the plaintiffs to be outside on their properties, according to the suits.
The plaintiffs claim they incurred substantial costs and expenses and that the defendant's conduct was outrageous.
The plaintiffs are seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. They are being represented by James G. Bordas Jr. and Jeremy M. McGraw of Bordas & Bordas PLLC.
Six lawsuits were filed in Marshall Circuit Court in May, also claiming they had suffered because of pollution and noise caused by Williams. In December, 10 lawsuits were filed, claiming the same problems. The plaintiffs also were represented by Bordas & Bordas.
The cases are assigned to Circuit Judge Mark A. Karl.
Marshall Circuit Court case numbers: 15-C-110, 15-C-111