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FILED: 2/28/2014 1:54:40 PM SHERRI ADELSTEIN Denton County District Clerk By: Joanna Price, Deputy

14-01430-393 NO. ______________________ JOHN and LINDA ALEXANDER; LINDA BONANNO; JASON and MAILE BUSH; JOHN and GINA CALTRIDER; WANDA CARDWELL; MARIE FIELDS; STANLEY and RHONDA FLOYD; EDWIN and JANET GLYNN; BRENNA HOLT; DEBORAH INGRAM; EUGENE and ANITA INZER; TODD JONES; MARK and DAISY KING; MATTHEW and ADRIANNE KING; CORY and ERICA LITTLEHALES; ANTHONY and CHEYENNE MARQUEZ; LANCE and ALYSE OGLETREE; MALEAH PATTERSON; KEVIN PRATHER and TAMMY HEWETT; JOHN and JILL RHEA; SEAN and TAMI TEEPLES; OSCAR and SANDRA VENTURA; JEREMY and LAURA WELLS; JASON and LASHAWN WILLIAMS; LANDON YOUNG and KELLY HIGGINS, Plaintiffs, v. EAGLERIDGE OPERATING, LLC, and EAGLERIDGE ENERGY, LLC Defendants. IN THE DISTRICT COURT

DENTON COUNTY, TEXAS

______ JUDICIAL DISTRICT

PLAINTIFFS ORIGINAL PETITION TO THE HONORABLE JUDGE OF SAID COURT: NOW COME, JOHN and LINDA ALEXANDER, LINDA BONANNO, JASON and MAILE BUSH, JOHN and GINA CALTRIDER, WANDA CARDWELL, MARIE

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FIELDS, STANLEY and RHONDA FLOYD, EDWIN and JANET GLYNN, BRENNA HOLT, DEBORAH INGRAM, EUGENE and ANITA INZER, TODD JONES, MARK and DAISY KING, MATTHEW and ADRIANNE KING, CORY and ERICA LITTLEHALES, ANTHONY and CHEYENNE MARQUEZ, LANCE and ALYSE OGLETREE, MALEAH PATTERSON, KEVIN PRATHER and TAMMY HEWETT, JOHN and JILL RHEA, SEAN and TAMI TEEPLES, OSCAR and SANDRA VENTURA, JEREMY and LAURA WELLS, JASON and LASHAWN WILLIAMS, LANDON YOUNG and KELLY HIGGINS, hereinafter collectively referred to as Plaintiffs, complaining of EAGLERIDGE OPERATING, LLC., AND EAGLERIDGE ENERGY, LLC, hereafter collectively referred to as Defendants, and for causes of action would respectfully show the Court and jury the following: I. DISCOVERY LEVEL 1. Discovery is intended to be conducted under Level 3 of Rule 190.1 of the

Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. II. PARTIES 2. Plaintiffs, JOHN ALEXANDER and LINDA ALEXANDER, are

individuals who are husband and wife and are residents of Denton County, Texas. The Plaintiffs, John Alexander and Linda Alexander, are the owners of real property located at 3520 Hornbeam Street, Argyle, Texas 76226. 3. Plaintiff, LINDA BONANNO, is an individual and resident of Denton

County, Texas. The Plaintiff, Linda Bonanno, is the owner of real property located at 3305 Stonecrop Trail, Argyle, Texas 76226.

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Plaintiffs, JASON BUSH and MAILE BUSH, are individuals who are

husband and wife and are residents of Denton County, Texas. The Plaintiffs, Jason Bush and Maile Bush are the owners of real property located at 4501 Lacewood Drive, Argyle, Texas 76226. 5. Plaintiffs, JOHN CALTRIDER and GINA CALTRIDER, are individuals

who are husband and wife and are residents of Denton County, Texas. The Plaintiffs, John Caltrider and Gina Caltrider are the owners of real property located at 3336 Hornbeam Street, Argyle, Texas 76226. 6. Plaintiff, WANDA CARDWELL, is an individual and resident of Denton

County, Texas. The Plaintiff, Wanda Cardwell, is the owner of real property located at 4516 Woodbine Road, Argyle, Texas 76226. 7. Plaintiff, MARIE FIELDS, is an individual and resident of Denton

County, Texas. The Plaintiff, Marie Fields, is the owner of real property located at 3305 Buckthorn Lane, Argyle, Texas 76226. 8. Plaintiffs, STANLEY FLOYD and RHONDA FLOYD, are individuals

who are husband and wife and are residents of Denton County, Texas. The Plaintiffs, Stanley Floyd and Rhonda Floyd are the owners of real property located at 4516 Merlot Drive, Argyle, Texas 76226. 9. Plaintiffs, EDWIN GLYNN and JANET GLYNN, are individuals who are

husband and wife and are residents of Denton County, Texas. The Plaintiffs, Edwin Glynn and Janet Glynn, are the owners of real property located at 3416 Hornbeam Street, Argyle, Texas 76226.

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Plaintiffs, BRENNA HOLT, is an individual and resident of Denton

County, Texas. The Plaintiff, Brenna Holt, is the owner of real property located at 3404 Hornbeam Street, Argyle, Texas 76226. 11. Plaintiff, DEBORAH INGRAM, is an individual and resident of Denton

County, Texas. The Plaintiff, Deborah Ingram, is the owner of real property located at 3328 Hornbeam Street, Argyle, Texas 76226. 12. Plaintiffs, EUGENE INZER and ANITA INZER, are individuals who are

husband and wife and are residents of Denton County, Texas. The Plaintiffs, Eugene Inzer and Anita Inzer, are the owners of real property located at 3317 Buckthorn Lane, Argyle, Texas 76226. 13. Plaintiff, TODD JONES, is an individual and resident of Denton County,

Texas. The Plaintiff, Todd Jones, is the owner of real property located at 3412 Hornbeam Street, Argyle, Texas 76226. 14. Plaintiffs, MARK KING and DAISY KING, are individuals who are

husband and wife and are residents of Denton County, Texas. The Plaintiffs, Mark King and Daisy King, are the owners of real property located at 3409 Buckthorn Lane, Argyle, Texas 76226. 15. Plaintiffs, MATTHEW KING and ADRIANNE KING, are individuals

who are husband and wife and are residents of Denton County, Texas. The Plaintiffs, Matthew King and Adrianne King, are the owners of real property located at 3225 Buckthorn Lane, Argyle, Texas 76226. 16. Plaintiffs, CORY LITTLEHALES and ERICA LITTLEHALES, are

individuals who are husband and wife and are residents of Denton County, Texas. The

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Plaintiffs, Cory Littlehales and Erica Littlehales, are the owners of real property located at 3316 Hornbeam Street, Argyle, Texas 76226. 17. Plaintiffs, ANTHONY MARQUEZ and CHEYENNE MARQUEZ, are

individuals who are husband and wife and are residents of Denton County, Texas. The Plaintiffs, Anthony Marquez and Cheyenne Marquez, are the owners of real property located at 3405 Buckthorn Lane, Argyle, Texas 76226. 18. Plaintiffs, LANCE OGLETREE and ALYSE OGLETREE, are individuals

who are husband and wife and are residents of Denton County, Texas. The Plaintiffs, Lance Ogletree and Alyse Ogletree, are the owners of real property located at 3401 Buckthorn Lane, Argyle, Texas 76226. 19. Plaintiff, MALEAH PATTERSON, is an individual and resident of

Denton County, Texas. The Plaintiff, Maleah Patterson, is the owner of real property located at 3516 Hornbeam Street, Argyle, Texas 76226. 20. Plaintiffs, KEVIN PRATHER and TAMMY HEWETT, are individuals

who are husband and wife and are residents of Denton County, Texas. The Plaintiffs, Kevin Prather and Tammy Hewett, are the owners of real property located at 4513 Joe Van Way, Argyle, Texas 76226. 21. Plaintiffs, JOHN RHEA and JILL RHEA, are individuals who are husband

and wife and are residents of Denton County, Texas. The Plaintiffs, John Rhea and Jill Rhea, are the owners of real property located at 3320 Hornbeam Street, Argyle, Texas 76226. 22. Plaintiffs, SEAN TEEPLES and TAMI TEEPLES, are individuals who are

husband and wife and are residents of Denton County, Texas. The Plaintiffs, Sean

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Teeples and Tami Teeples, are the former owners of real property located at 4520 Lacewood Drive, Argyle, Texas 76226. 23. Plaintiffs, OSCAR VENTURA and SANDRA VENTURA, are

individuals who are husband and wife and are residents of Denton County, Texas. The Plaintiffs, Oscar Ventura and Sandra Ventura, are the owners of real property located at 4717 Rhone Drive, Argyle, Texas 76226. 24. Plaintiffs, JEREMY WELLS and LAURA WELLS, are individuals who

are husband and wife and are residents of Denton County, Texas. The Plaintiffs, Jeremy Wells and Laura Wells, are the owners of real property located at 4601 Merlot Drive, Argyle, Texas 76226. 25. Plaintiffs, JASON WILLIAMS and LASHAWN WILLIAMS, are

individuals who are husband and wife and are residents of Denton County, Texas. The Plaintiffs, Jason Williams and Lashawn Williams, are the owners of real property located at 3408 Hornbeam Street, Argyle, Texas 76226. 26. Plaintiffs, LANDON YOUNG and KELLY HIGGINS, are individuals

who are husband and wife and are residents of Denton County, Texas. The Plaintiffs, Landon Young and Kelly Higgins, are the owners of real property located at 4571 Joe Van Way, Argyle, Texas 76226. 27. Defendant, EAGLERIDGE OPERATING, LLC, is a Texas limited

liability company doing business in the state of Texas, with an agent for service, to-wit: Leland C. De La Garza, 3333 Lee Parkway, 10th Floor, Dallas, Texas 75219. 28. Defendant, EAGLERIDGE ENERGY, LLC, is a Texas limited liability

company doing business in the state of Texas, with an agent for service, to-wit:

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Leland C. De La Garza, 3333 Lee Parkway, 10th Floor, Dallas, Texas 75219. III. JURISDICTION and VENUE 29. Both jurisdiction and venue are proper in Denton County, Texas pursuant

to the Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code. Venue is proper because all or a substantial part of the events or omissions giving rise to the claim occurred in Denton County. See Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code 15.002(a)(1). Further, venue is proper because all or part of the property giving rise to this claim for damages is located in Denton County, Texas. See Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code 15.011. 30. This Court has jurisdiction over the controversy because the damages are

within the jurisdictional limits of the Court and there exists personal jurisdiction because both Defendants are Texas residents and because Defendants acts constitute doing business in this state. See Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code 17.042. IV. FACTS 31. The Plaintiffs are residents of two residential communities commonly

known as the Vintage and the Meadows at Hickory Creek. The Defendant is conducting natural gas drilling operations in close proximity to the residents and their homes in these communities. 32. In or about August 2013, Defendants began operations at the Bonnie Brae

1H (API 12134423), Bonnie Brae 2H (API121-34424), Bonnie Brae 3H (API 12131597), and Bonnie Brae 4H (API 121-31934) gas wells. The wells Bonnie Brae 1H, Bonnie Brae 2H, and Bonnie Brae 3H are located on a pad site less than 300 feet north of

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the residential communities. The well Bonnie Brae 4H is located on a pad site less than 300 feet south of the residential communities. 33. Substances released into the air from these gas wells are offensive,

inconvenient, and annoying to persons with normal sensibilities in the community, like the Plaintiffs. 34. The scope of operations at the Defendants drill sites is extensive. Large

vehicles are constantly arriving at and departing from the facilities. The noise originating from these facilities is loud and constant. The mere presence of these large facilities and the noises and odors associated with their operation are abnormal and out of place in their surroundings. V. PRIVATE NUISANCE 35. The Defendants natural gas production activities, and the noise and

noxious odors associated with them have interfered with and invaded the Plaintiffs private interests in, and their ability reasonably to use and enjoy, their homes and land by contaminating the air above their property with substances that are offensive, inconvenient and annoying to persons with normal sensibilities in the community, like Plaintiffs. 36. The Defendants gas production-related activities constitute conduct that is

intentional and abnormal and out of place in their surroundings. 37. The Defendants natural gas production-related activities have created a

nuisance, the conditions of which substantially interfere with the use and enjoyment of the Plaintiffs land by causing unreasonable discomfort or annoyance.

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This nuisance has caused physical harm to the Plaintiffs property by

contaminating the air above their property with foul and unpleasant odors and constant noises associated with the Defendants natural gas production activities. 39. This nuisance has caused emotional harm to Plaintiffs from the

deprivation of the enjoyment of their property by fear, apprehension, offense, and loss of peace of mind. In addition, the nuisance has caused a diminution in real property value as a result of the Defendants activities. 40. The presence of these large facilities and the noises and odors associated

with their operations are abnormal and out of place in their surroundings. VI. TRESPASS 41. The Defendants natural gas production activities and the noxious odors

associated with them have interfered with and invaded the Plaintiffs private interest in, and their ability reasonably to use and enjoy, their land by contaminating the air above their property with substances that are offensive, inconvenient and annoying to persons with normal sensibilities in the community, like Plaintiffs. 42. The Defendants physically, intentionally, and voluntarily caused and

permitted substances associated with their natural gas production activities to cross Plaintiffs property boundaries and to contaminate the air above their properties. 43. Defendants trespass is a proximate cause of Plaintiffs damages,

including diminution in real property value.

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VII. DAMAGES 44. Plaintiffs seek to recover damages for annoyance and discomfort caused

by the above-described nuisance and trespass that impairs the comfortable enjoyment of their real property, and causes a diminution in value in their real property. In accordance with Rule 47 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, each Plaintiff household seeks monetary relief in this matter in an amount over $200,000 but not more than $1,000,000, and for all such other and further relief to which the Plaintiffs may show themselves to be entitled at law or in equity. VIII. JURY TRIAL 45. The Plaintiffs hereby request a trial by jury.

PRAYER WHEREFORE, Plaintiffs pray that the Defendants be duly cited to appear and answer herein; and that upon a final trial of this cause, Plaintiffs recover: 1. judgment against Defendants for Plaintiffs damages as set forth above, in an amount within the jurisdictional limits of this Court; 2. interest on the judgment at the legal rate from date of judgment; 3. pre-judgment interest on Plaintiffs damages as allowed by law; 4. costs of court; and 5. such other and further relief to which Plaintiffs may be justly entitled. REQUEST FOR DISCLOSURES Under Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 194, Defendants EAGLERIDGE OPERATING, LLC., AND EAGLERIDGE ENERGY, LLC are requested to disclose, within fifty (50) days of service of this Request, the information and materials described in all sections and subsections of Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 194.2.

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Respectfully submitted, THE CLAUNCH LAW FIRM 2912 West Sixth Street Fort Worth, Texas 76107 (817) 335-4003 - telephone (817) 335-7112 - facsimile

/s/ Kirk Claunch KIRK M. CLAUNCH State Bar No. 04326075 and JAMES D. PIEL, P.C. James D. Piel Texas Bar No. 15989800 3200 Parkwood Blvd., #1010 Plano, Texas 75093 (214) 763-3070 - telephone (817) 335-7112 - facsimile ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFFS

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