Judge Extends Discovery Deadline In Fracking Well Contamination Lawsuit

Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 3:31 PM EDT) -- SCRANTON, Pa. — A Pennsylvania federal judge on Nov. 18, 2014, granted a second extension of discovery in a hydraulic fracturing lawsuit brought by a group of residents who contend that residential water wells were contaminated by hydraulic fracturing chemicals. The order constituted one paragraph and provided no explanation for the judge’s decision (Susan Berish, et al. v. Southwestern Energy Production Co., et al., No. 10-1981, M.D. Pa.).


In 2010, Suzanne Berish, individually and on behalf of a group of more than 24 residents of...
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