4th Circuit Panel Affirms Defense Summary Judgment In Drilling Waste Trespass Suit

RICHMOND, Va. - A unanimous Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel issued an opinion Sept. 4 affirming summary judgment for a natural gas extraction company accused by the surface estate owner of trespass for disposing of waste generated during natural gas extraction operations on the surface (Martin Whiteman, et uxor v. Chesapeake Appalachia, No. 12-1790, 4th Cir.).

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