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Judge Dismisses ‘Takings’ Case Against Fracking Companies

(September 2, 2015, 3:28 PM EDT) -- CLEVELAND — A federal judge in Ohio on Sept. 1 dismissed a lawsuit brought by residents against hydraulic fracturing companies, ruling that they failed to show that the companies were liable for a “takings” of their natural gas rights beneath the surface of their land (Keith J. Kerns, et al. v. Chesapeake Exploration LLC, et al., No. 15-346, N.D. Ohio; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 116125).

(Opinion available. Document #94-150908-013Z.)

Allegations

Keith J. Kerns, individually and on behalf of a group of residents, sued Chesapeake Exploration LLC...
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