Court Extends Discovery as Trial Looms in Fracking Fluid Exposure Case

Court Extends Discovery as Trial Looms in Fracking Fluid Exposure Case by Harris Martin Publishing, October 30, 2012
WHEELING, W.Va. – A federal judge has agreed to extend discovery in a toxic tort suit brought by a worker at a West Virginia gas drilling site operated by Schlumberg Technology Corp. (NYSE: SLB) and CNX Gas Co. (NYSE: CXG).
Judge John P. Bailey of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia granted the parties’ joint motion Oct. 25, extending discovery from Nov. 2 to Nov. 16, but leaving a Jan. 8 trial date unchanged. In his third order amending the discovery schedule, Judge Bailey also ordered that any dispositive motions be filed by Nov.

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