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The Dallas law firm of Lynn Tillotson & Pinker LLP recently announced a jury found that Juno Beach, Fla.-based FPL Energy LLC (FPLE) did not create a private nuisance when it constructed the Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center. Attorneys for the plaintiffs argued that the wind turbines at the farm created enough noise to constitute a private nuisance.

At the close of trial, the judge issued directed verdicts in favor of FPLE against two plaintiffs, and the jurors found for FPLE in the claims of nine plaintiffs who remained in the case.

The Horse Hollow facility consists of 421 turbines spread over 47,000 acres located approximately 20 miles southwest of Abilene. With a maximum generating capacity of 735 megawatts, Horse Hollow currently stands as the largest wind farm in the world.

"This is a complete victory for wind energy, and for FPLE as a leader in the renewable energy field," says Trey Cox, partner, Lynn Tillotson & Pinker. "FPLE would like to thank these thoughtful jurors as the company continues its pledge to be a good partner to Taylor and Nolan counties while working to provide efficient energy solutions in Texas and the rest of the country."


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