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

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 because of an abuse of discretion by the trial court (Doug Harris, et uxor v. Devon Energy Production Co., No. 12-40137, 5th Cir.).

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