Ginardi et al v. Frontier Gas Services LLC et al
ORDER granting 55 56 Motions to Dismiss claims for attorneys' fees. Signed by Judge Billy Roy Wilson on 10/5/11. (kpr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
PEGGY GINARDI, et al.,
FRONTIER GAS SERVICES, LLC., et al.
Pending are two Motions to Dismiss Claim for Attorneys’ Fees filed by Defendants
Crestwood Arkansas Pipeline and Chesapeake Energy Corporation. (Doc. Nos. 55, 56). Because
Plaintiffs did not file a response, I requested that they do so. In a faxed response, Plaintiffs stated
“that the issue of attorneys’ fees was previously addressed in your Order dated August 10, 2011
(Document 38) on Kinder Morgan’s Motion to Dismiss, I assumed that Order would apply across
the board and did not file a separate response.”1
On August 10, 2011, I entered an Order granting Defendant Kinder Morgan’s request to
dismiss Plaintiffs’ claims for attorneys’ fees.2 I found that Arkansas law does not permit awards of
attorneys’ fees for tort actions.3 Accordingly, the Motions to Dismiss Claim for Attorneys’ Fees are
GRANTED. (Doc. Nos. 55, 56).4
IT IS SO ORDERED this 5th day of October, 2011.
/s/Billy Roy Wilson
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Doc. No. 64.
Doc. No. 38.
Id. See Chrisco v. Sunn Industries, 304 Ark. 227, 229 (1990).
Although Defendant Frontier Gas Services has yet to file a motion to dismiss Plaintiffs’
claims for attorneys’ fees, I find that the claim for attorneys’ fees cannot succeed and is,
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