MarkWest Energy Partners alleged to have failed to restore property after installing pipelines

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 24, 2017

WEST UNION – The owners of a Doddridge County property allege that it was not restored after pipelines were installed.

Michael E. Bonnell, Christopher H. Carroll, et al., heirs at law of Dulcie F. Carroll, deceased filed a complaint Oct. 13 in Doddridge Circuit Court against MarkWest Energy Partners LP and MarkWest Liberty Midstream & Resources LLC alleging breach of contract and other counts.

According to the complaint, prior to her death, Dulcie Carrol entered into a right-of-way agreement for more than 90 acres that required MarkWest to compensate for actual damages and restore the property to its natural elevation and contour as reasonably as possible after its operations.

The plaintiffs allege that the defendant excavated and cleared the land from 2013 to 2015 to install pipelines and caused damages to the property.

The plaintiffs holds MarkWest Energy Partners LP and MarkWest Liberty Midstream & Resources LLC responsible because the defendants allegedly cut, damaged or removed trees outside the right of way, deposited huge quantities of dirt and rock from adjoining properties, redirected waterways and other issues.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek compensation in an amount that will fairly compensate them for their damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney's fees and costs. They are represented by Kenneth R. Miller of Miller Law Offices PLLC in Fairmont.

Doddridge Circuit Court case number 17-C-39

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