News from April 2011

Pennsylvania fracking case among first involving Marcellus Shale

By Carrie Ann Cherry | Apr 8, 2011

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Thirteen families in tiny Lenox Township in northeastern Pennsylvania are suing Southwestern Energy, alleging that in drilling for Marcellus Shale, the company contaminated their water supply and made them sick.

Marcellus Shale taps into new legal pocket

By Carrie Ann Cherry | Apr 8, 2011

HARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Drilling deep under the ground for untapped reserves of natural gas has not only unearthed a rich natural resource, it's also tapped into a new area of the law.

Pennsylvania AG drills dental chain

By Jessica Karmasek | Apr 11, 2011

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) -- Acting Pennsylvania Attorney General Bill Ryan's health care section filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against a national dental chain and three of its top company officials over multiple alleged credit and consumer protection law violations.

Marcellus Shale taps into new legal pocket

By Carrie Ann Cherry | Apr 13, 2011

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) - Drilling deep under the ground for untapped reserves of natural gas has not only unearthed a rich natural resource, it's also tapped into a new area of the law.

Former U.S. Rep. running for Pa. AG

By Jessica Karmasek | Apr 25, 2011

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) - Former U.S. Congressman Patrick Murphy of Pennsylvania is eyeing the state Attorney General's Office.

Pa. attorneys support grocery stores' $18.5M request

By Jessica Karmasek | Apr 26, 2011

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - A group of Pennsylvania attorneys has filed an amicus brief in support of grocery store chains Safeway and Genuardi's in an ongoing dispute over a commercial lease.

Credibility of asbestos causation theory before Pa. Supreme Court

By John O'Brien | Apr 29, 2011

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will soon decide if a trial court should admit the testimony of an expert testifying for the plaintiff in an asbestos case.

U.S. SC limits class action lawsuits

By John O'Brien | Apr 29, 2011

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday, in a 5-4 vote, that companies can enforce contracts that bar class action lawsuits.

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