West Virginia Woman: Fracking Company Used ‘Trickery’; Lease Has Expired

Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 4:27 PM EDT) -- WHEELING, W. Va. — A West Virginia landowner on Oct. 10, 2014, filed a brief in West Virginia federal court contending that the hydraulic fracturing company with which she entered a lease used “trickery” in its attempt to extend an expired oil and gas exploration lease; therefore, the company is not entitled to dismissal of her lawsuit (Frances Braden v. Chesapeake Appalachia LLC, No. 13-107, N.D. W.Va.).

(Brief available. Document #94-141014-037B.)

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Frances Braden filed a lawsuit in the Ohio County, W.Va., Circuit Court in 2013...
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