Judge: Fracking Companies Did Not Breach Contract By Declining To Complete Wells

(January 24, 2017, 9:48 AM EST) -- COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio federal judge on Jan. 20 granted a motion for summary judgment sought by a group of hydraulic fracturing companies, concluding that they had the contractual right to decline to drill or complete wells under a lease agreement with a landowner and, therefore, were not liable for any breach of contract (Eclipse Resources - Ohio LLC v. Scott A. Madzia and Scott A. Madzia v. Eclipse Resources-Ohio LLC, et al., No. 15-177, S.D. Ohio; 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8189)....

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