XTO Loses Bid For More Info On Fracking Spill Prosecution

Law360, New York (April 22, 2014, 2:57 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania state judge on Thursday denied a request by XTO Energy Inc. to uncover details about the state’s case against it in a prosecution stemming from the Exxon-Mobil Corp. unit’s alleged spill of more than 50,000 gallons of toxic wastewater from a Marcellus Shale gas well site.

Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas Judge Marc Lovecchio agreed with the state in concluding that XTO’s request for a “bill of particulars” was merely an attempt to identify what testimony and evidence the state would be providing at trial, concluding that the company had already received sufficient details about the case the...

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