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New Rule Adopted for Noise from Natural Gas Compressor Stations

Published on Aug 25, 2011 at 6:51 pm in Environmental.

At its meeting on August 23, 2011, the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission (AOGC) approved a new rule that will limit the amount of noise a natural-gas compressor station can emit. The new rule will limit the noise levels of a non-wellhead natural gas compressor to 55 decibels, as measured from the exterior of the nearest pre-existing “noise-sensitive area.” A noise-sensitive area is defined as a “private residence … school, hospital, church, nursing home or other building regularly used for overnight accommodations.” Compressor stations re-pressurize natural gas to keep it flowing through a pipeline. They are 40 to 100 miles apart and typically run 24 hours a day.

2.5 Million Dollar Verdict against Lase Med Inc. and Antonella Carpenter

Published on Jun 16, 2011 at 5:07 pm in Uncategorized.

A client of McMath Woods P.A. was awarded a 2.5 million dollar verdict by a jury in federal court in Arkansas on June 14, 2011 against Lase Med Inc. and Antonella Carpenter. Most importantly, the jury found that Antonella Carpenter and Lase Med Inc. committed fraud and deceptive trade practices. Antonella Carpenter and Lase Med, Inc. claim they can cure breast cancer in patients. Antonella Carpenter is not a medical doctor, and her claims of having a legitimate doctorate are questionable. An expert oncologist testified at trial that the Lase Med treatment given by Antonella Carpenter was of no value to breast cancer patients. The collectability of the judgment is in question, but the jury verdict lets women seeking breast cancer treatment know that Lase Med and Antonella Carpenter were found to have defrauded Therese Westphal and that their advertising and representations concerning the benefits of their treatment was deceptive. Will Bond was the lead attorney on the case for McMath Woods. David Horn was the initial attorney for Therese Westphal and he helped evaluate and prepare the case for litigation.

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