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Case No. 23-0537

Mark Vagts, Joan Vagts, Andrew Vagts, and Vagts Dairy, LLC
v.
Northern Natural Gas Company

Northern Natural Gas Company (NNG) appeals a jury verdict in favor of Mark Vagts, Joan Vagts, Andrew Vagts, and Vagts Dairy, LLC (Vagts) finding that NNG had created a nuisance on the Vagts’ dairy farm by creating stray voltage and awarding economic damages, intangible nuisance damages, and damages for personal inconvenience, annoyance and discomfort. NNG argues: (1) the district court erred in determining that the Vagts could submit a stand-alone nuisance claim without having to demonstrate that NNG was negligent; and (2) the district court erred in denying NNG’s request for remittitur.

County:
Fayette
Trial Court Case No.:
LACV055970

Appellee

Mark Vagts, Joan Vagts, Andrew Vagts, and Vagts Dairy, LLC

Appellant

Northern Natural Gas Company

Attorneys for the Appellee

Andrew F. Van Der Maaten
Scott Lawrence

Attorneys for the Appellant

Bret A. Dublinske
Brant M. Leonard
Sarah A. Arbaje

Supreme Court

Oral Argument Schedule

15-15-5

Jan 23, 2024 1:30 PM

Briefs

Other Information

Date Retained:
Oct 31, 2023
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