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Recommendation To Dismiss Pennsylvania Fracking Claims Adopted In Part By Judge

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The judge presiding over a lawsuit brought in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania by a Tioga County, Pa., landowner against natural gas extraction companies issued an order April 27 adopting in part the ...read more

Arbitration Relief Denied In Pennsylvania Suits Alleging Fracking Contamination

SCRANTON, Pa. - The Bradford County, Pa., families seeking relief from an order granting stipulated, binding arbitration with natural extraction companies accused of contaminating domestic water wells were denied relief May 11 in the U.S. District Court ...read more

Fracking Damage Claims For Water Well Contamination Dismissed In West Virginia

CHARLESTON. W.Va. - The judge presiding over a domestic water well contamination and personal injury lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia entered orders May 17 dismissing the claims against one natural gas extraction ...read more

OSHA/NIOSH Hazard Report Finds Silica Levels High At 11 Fracking Sites

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two federal workplace safety agencies on June 21 issued a hazard alert about worker exposure to silica in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) after air samples at 116 sites found concentrations of up to 100 times the permitted or recommended ...read more

Defense Motion To Dismiss Granted In Part In Suit Alleging Fracking Contamination

CLEVELAND - A defense motion to dismiss was granted in part on Aug. 13 against Ohio property owners who allege that natural gas extraction by hydraulic fracturing contaminated their real property and domestic water well, but a defense motion to require ...read more

Federal Magistrate Judge Denies Motion To Amend Fracking Suit Management Order

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - A plaintiff alleging personal injury and property damage claims against natural gas extraction companies in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania will not be required to produce prima facie evidence in support ...read more

Final Judgment Ends In Part Pennsylvania Fracking Suit; Terms Of Settlement Secret

SCRANTON, Pa. - Final judgment for some 41 of the dozens of plaintiffs in a Susquehanna County, Pa., dispute between residents and natural gas extraction companies was entered Sept. 12 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania; ...read more

Gas Well Defendants Denied Lone Pine Evidence Order In Pennsylvania Fracking Suit

SCRANTON, Pa. - Natural gas extraction companies accused of contaminating the domestic water well of a Pennsylvania couple with methane and hydraulic fracturing chemicals were denied a motion on Oct. 15 to compel production of evidence in support of a ...read more

5th Circuit Panel Affirms In Part, Amends Fracking Dismissal Order

NEW ORLEANS - A unanimous Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Dec. 7 affirmed voluntary dismissal of property damage and personal injury claims against a natural gas extraction company but amended the order to dismiss the claims with prejudice ...read more

Pennsylvania Federal Judge Dismisses In Part Complaint For Fracking Contamination

SCRANTON, Pa. - Trespass, inconvenience and fraudulent misrepresentation claims against natural gas extraction companies accused of contaminating the domestic water well of a Pennsylvania couple with methane and hydraulic fracturing chemicals were dismissed ...read more

Fracking Suit Settlement Unsealed In Pennsylvania; Access To Court Records Upheld

WASHINGTON, Pa. - A confidential settlement agreement between a Washington County, Pa., family and natural gas extraction companies was unsealed by a Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas for Washington County judge March 20 on the grounds that businesses ...read more

West Virginia Plaintiffs Ordered To Specify Claims In Natural Gas Fracking Suit

WHEELING, W.Va. - A motion to dismiss filed by a natural gas storage defendant in a U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia lawsuit alleging methane contamination of a domestic water well was denied April 10, but the plaintiffs ...read more