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Date: 10-03-2009

Case Style: Rodney Thornton, Richard Thornton, Jr. d/b/a Eagle Drilling v. Quicksilver Resources

Case Number: CJ-2007-1604

Judge: Tom Lucas

Court: District Court, Cleveland County, Oklahoma

Plaintiff's Attorney: Stan Ward, Woodrow Glass, Zachary Bradt and Tom Allen Henry, Ward & Glass LLP, Norman, Oklahoma

Defendant's Attorney: Shayne Moses, Moses Palmer & Howell, L.L.P., Fort Worth, Texas; Richard Ford, Crowe & Dunlevy, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Kieran D. Maye, Miller Dollarhide, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Scott Francis Brockman,

Description: Rodney Thornton, Richard Thornton, Jr. d/b/a Eagle Drilling sued Quicksilver Resources and Jeff Cook on a defamation theory claiming that Quicksilver made numerous false and material misrepresentations about them and Eagle relating to drilling work performed by Eagle in North Texas.

Quicksilver and Cook denied that they had attempted to defame Eagle Drilling or the Thorntons.

Outcome: Plaintiff's verdict for $22 million.

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Defendant's Experts:

Comments: Editor's Note: Generally denying that anything was said or what was said was true are the only defenses in a defamation cases.

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