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EQT Production Co. v. Jefferson Hills, Borough of

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A state high court held that a borough council was allowed to consider residents' testimony regarding firsthand experiences with a natural gas extraction company's hydraulic fracturing facility in a neighboring township in a hearing on...

State v. Klapstein

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A Minnesota appeals court upheld a lower court decision allowing protestors who face felony charges for shutting down a petroleum pipeline to assert the "necessity" defense. The protestors claimed their actions were necessary to prevent...

Oil Spill by the Oil Rig "Deepwater Horizon"

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A district court denied an oil company's motion to amend the findings, alter the judgment, or order a new trial in the Deepwater Horizon case in which the court found the company grossly negligent in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil...

E-Z Mart Stores, Inc. v. Ronald Holland's A-Plus Transmission & Automotive, Inc.,

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A Texas appellate court reversed and remanded a $550,019 judgment awarded to property owners in their suit against a neighboring convenience store for damages stemming from a leaking UST. The evidence was legally sufficient to show...

Pluck v. BP Oil Pipeline Co.

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The Sixth Circuit affirmed a lower court decision excluding expert witness testimony in homeowners' toxic tort case...