West Virginia Landowners Fail To Adequately Plead Claim Against Natural Gas Company

West Virginia Landowners Fail To Adequately Plead Claim Against Natural Gas Company

WHEELING, W.Va. - Claims of statutory violation against a natural gas well company were dismissed Aug. 13 in a U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia lawsuit alleging methane contamination of a domestic water well; the laws cited by the landowners do not grant the plaintiffs a right of action, according to the presiding judge (Jeremiah N. Magers, et uxor v. Chesapeake Appalachia, et al., No. 12-49, N.D. W.Va.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 114157).

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