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October 23, 2012

More join wildfire lawsuit against pipeline company.

Number of plaintiffs has more than doubled

STILLWATER, Okla. — The number or plaintiffs seeking damages in a class-action lawsuit against a pipeline company has more than doubled.

The list of 27 victims seeking compensation for damage from a wildfire that swept through rural areas south of Glencoe has grown to 65, an amended petition shows. The plaintiffs allege Global Pipeline Construction L.L.C., IPS Engineering/EPC and IPS Engineering, L.L.C., are responsible for starting the Aug. 4 fire when workers were welding and grinding on a pipeline during a burn ban.

The plaintiffs are seeking more than  $75,000 in damages, plus court costs, prejudgment interest, post-judgment interest, attorney fees and further relief.

Homes, barns, outbuildings, timber, grassland, cattle and other property were damaged in the fire, according to the petition..

Court records show the plaintiffs are requesting a jury trial

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