Fracking lawsuits are spreading across the US. The first cases were launched in Pennsylvania in 2009, claiming damages for contamination of the aquifers on which the plaintiffs depend. Since then, other cases have been launched by dozens of property owners in Pennsylvania, Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, New York, West Virginia etc. Some law firms are actively soliciting potential plaintiffs. Most of the lawsuits assert that improper drilling, capping and/or casing practices allowed toxic chemicals to escape into their groundwater, causing loss in property value and expenses for replacement water.