West Virginia Property Owners Granted Leave To Amend Methane Contamination Claims

West Virginia Property Owners Granted Leave To Amend Methane Contamination Claims

WHEELING, W.Va. - West Virginia property owners alleging negligence claims against natural gas well companies in a U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia lawsuit for methane contamination of a domestic water well on Dec. 6 were granted leave to file a second amended complaint; the presiding judge denied a motion to reconsider dismissal of statutory negligence claims against one of the three companies joined by the plaintiffs (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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