New Trial Ordered Over Bad Evidence In Cabot Fracking Case

By Ryan Boysen (March 31, 2017, 9:54 PM EDT) -- Last year's upset trial victory by a solo practitioner facing off against megafirm Norton Rose Fulbright in a yearslong groundwater contamination suit may have been too good to be true after all, with a Pennsylvania federal judge on Friday vacating the jury's $4 million award against Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. and ordering a new trial for lack of evidence and improper courtroom tactics.

Judge Martin C. Carlson acknowledged that the two families suing Cabot for allegedly contaminating their wells through its fracking activity had faced an uphill battle in the March 2016 trial. The suit started off years ago with...

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