Newspapers' Bid To Unseal Pa. Fracking Deal Revived

Law360, New York (December 7, 2012, 9:05 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court on Friday ruled that a pair of newspapers could carry on with their bid to unseal a settlement between hydraulic fracturing companies and two homeowners over air and water pollution, after a lower court denied their petitions based on a timeliness issue.

A three-judge panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania vacated the trial court's decision and remanded the issue, instructing the court to rule on the newspapers’ petitions on the merits.

The underlying settlement involves a Pennsylvania family, Chris and Stephanie...
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