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Judge: Man’s $9M Wrongful Death Claim Against Fracking Company Lacks Jurisdiction

Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 10:03 AM EDT) -- FORT WORTH, Texas — The federal magistrate judge in Texas presiding over a lawsuit filed by a man who sought $9 million from a hydraulic fracturing company that he contended was liable for the wrongful death of his mother dismissed the case March 4 for lack of subject matter jurisdiction (Daniel W. Nicholson v. XTO/Exxon Energy Inc., No. 13-899, N.D. Texas).

(Order available. Document #94-150414-018R. Findings of fact available. Document #94-150414-019X.)


In November 2013, Daniel Nicholson sued XTO/Exxon Energy Inc. (XTO), seeking $9 million and...
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