Fracking Company: Residents Not Entitled To Arbitration On Lease Dispute Claims

Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 4:25 PM EDT) -- CHARLESTON, W. Va. — A hydraulic fracturing company on Sept. 30, 2014, filed a brief in West Virginia federal court seeking a declaration that a class of residents who hold leases for oil and gas rights is not entitled to class arbitration on its claims that the fracking company has breached its contract (Chesapeake Appalachia LLC, et al. v. Deloris Suppa, et al., No. 14-159, N.D. W.Va.).

(Brief available. Document #94-141014-028B.)


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