Magistrate Judge Sets Deadline For Discovery In Fracking Trade Name Dispute

Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 10:19 AM EDT) -- COLUMBUS, Ohio — A federal magistrate judge in Ohio on March 24 ordered that discovery be completed no later than April 13 in a trade name dispute between an energy company and a hydraulic fracturing company that are competing in the same energy market. The energy company contends that the fracking company should be permanently enjoined from using the name and should be compelled to produce the leases it has with landowners (American Energy Corporation v. American Energy Partners, No. 13-00886, S.D. Ohio).

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