Judge Remands Fracking Contamination Case For Lack Of Federal Jurisdiction
Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 4:04 PM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge in Louisiana on Aug. 26, 2014, remanded a case to state court, concluding that federal jurisdiction did not apply to a man’s soil contamination lawsuit against a group of hydraulic fracturing companies (Henry J. Ellender Heirs v. ExxonMobil Corporation, No. 14-711, E.D. La.; 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 119055).
(Opinion available. Document #15-140902-017Z.)
On Feb. 18, 2014, Henry J. Ellender Heirs filed a lawsuit in the 32nd Judicial District Court for the Parish of Terrebonne, La., against ExxonMobil Corp., Badger...