No. 80-477.

632 P.2d 1136 (1981)

Merle DAHL and Marie Dahl, husband and wife, Plaintiffs and Respondents, v. PETROLEUM GEOPHYSICAL COMPANY, a Corporation licensed to do business in Montana, Defendant and Appellant.

Supreme Court of Montana.

Decided September 3, 1981.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert J. Emmons, Great Falls, for defendant and appellant.

Otto T. Habedank, Sidney, Richard J. Overby, Plentywood, for plaintiffs and respondents.

SHEEHY, Justice.

Appeal by Petroleum Geophysical Company from a judgment awarding punitive damages in favor of Merle and Marie Dahl, based on a jury verdict rendered in the Fifteenth Judicial District, Sheridan County.

Merle and Marie Dahl (Dahl) sued Petroleum Geophysical Company (PGC) for damages claimed to have occurred to their farmlands when a seismograph hole drilled and "shot" by PGC brought a continuous water...

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