Federal Magistrate Judge Denies Motion To Amend Fracking Suit Management Order

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 of his claims within 120 days as requested by the companies because the defendants failed to meet their burden for an amendment to the case management order, the presiding magistrate judge concluded Sept. 5 (Edward E. Kamuck v. Shell Energy Holdings, et al., No. 11-1425, M.D. Pa.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 125566).

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