Judge: Groundwater Evidence Excluded On Grounds It Is A ‘Last-Minute Surprise’

(February 25, 2016, 1:46 PM EST) -- HARRISBURG, Pa. — A magistrate judge in Pennsylvania presiding over evidentiary issues in a case brought by residents who contend that a hydraulic fracturing company is liable for contaminating their groundwater on Feb. 24 denied the residents’ motion to reconsider the magistrate’s prior ruling that excluded certain evidence from trial (Nolen Scott Ely v. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, No. 09-2284, M.D. Pa.).

(Order available. Document #15-160301-018R.)


Norma Fiorentino was the lead plaintiff for a group of residents of Dimock Township in Susquehanna County, Pa.,...
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