Exxon Unit Moves Suit For DOJ Fracking Spill Docs

Law360, New York (February 4, 2016, 8:11 PM EST) -- An Exxon Mobil Corp. unit suing the U.S. Department of Justice for documents that purportedly may clear the fracking company of Pennsylvania's criminal environmental charges was allowed Thursday to transfer the discovery matter to where the company is pursuing related grand jury information.

In a one-page order, U.S. District Judge Christopher C. Conner approved XTO Energy Inc.’s request to move its suit against the DOJ from a Harrisburg federal court to one in Wilkes Barre, 122 miles away, where the hydraulic fracturing company had filed a motion to disclose information over a related grand jury inquiry.

Judge Connor acknowledged that the...

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