Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against People Who Opposed Fracking Leases

Mealey's (June 10, 2016, 2:29 PM EDT) -- BUTLER, Pa. — A state court judge in Pennsylvania on May 25 dismissed a lawsuit against advocates for the environment and ruled that the lawsuit against them for opposing hydraulic fracturing leases could not stand because the parties are insulated from liability based on the Noerr-Pennington doctrine (Dewey Home and Investment Properties, et al. v. Delaware Riverkeeper Network, et al., No. 15-10393, Pa. Comm. Pls., Butler Co.).

(Opinion available. Document #94-160614-010Z.)


On May 22, Dewey Home and Investment Properties LLC, Mark T. Vinson, Joseph P....
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