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Settlement made public in gas drilling lawsuit



Published: Tue, August 13, 2013 @ 8:39 a.m.

Settlement made public in gas drilling lawsuit

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A legal settlement in a dispute over natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania has been made public after two years.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Monday the settlement between Stephanie and Chris Hallowich and Range Resources, MarkWest Energy and Williams Gas/Laurel Mountain Midstream is now available.

The couple had claimed drilling and other activity on a neighboring property had made their suburban Pittsburgh home virtually unsellable. The Post-Gazette and the Washington Observer-Reporter challenged a previous court ruling that sealed the settlement.

The documents show the couple agreed there was no medical evidence drilling harmed their health or their children’s health.

The couple received $595,000. Their lawyers got $150,000. The agreement prohibits the couple and their children from criticizing gas drilling operations.

Range says it never intended for the gag order to apply to the children.


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1Think121(51 comments)posted 11 months ago

Range is so full of crap! The court documents back up my statement!

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2Metz10987(145 comments)posted 11 months ago

This should have been in the news but it never has been on tv around here or in the newspaper. Wonder why that is? Since it goes against the bs of how good shale gas drilling could be for our area perhaps. This should be a big story since it shows how low these companies will go to try to slience critics.

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