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Aruba Petroleum’s motion for new trial denied


Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media A Texas family is safe from another trial against Aruba Petroleum thanks to Judge Mark Greenberg. Greenberg denied Aruba a new trial against the Parr family, who won a case against the company in June, earning them a $2.9 million settlement. The lawsuit was raised by the family after they became exposed to toxic ...

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BP announces immediate appeal of gross negligence ruling

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media BP has published a press release stating the company’s official stance on the verdict issued by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The statement voices BP’s strong disagreement with the decision, which found it guilty of gross negligence during the events of the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010. The ...

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Gas-drilling ‘secrets’ have state court a little skittish

The Associated Press A Pennsylvania appeals court appeared skeptical of gas-drilling rules that would limit what “trade secrets” the industry must share after a spill. The Commonwealth Court in Philadelphia yesterday also heard arguments on whether doctors treating an ill patient should have to keep information disclosed to them confidential. Pennsylvania is trying to update 20-year-old laws to oversee the ...

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N.D. appeals ruling on fetal-heartbeat abortion ban


By Mike Nowatzki, The Dickinson Press BISMARCK — North Dakota is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that permanently blocked a state law that would have banned abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem filed a notice of appeal here Wednesday to U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hovland’s April 16 ruling that said the law would essentially ban ...

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Texas oilfield company appeals $2.6 million fine in North Dakota


WILLISTON, N.D. — A Texas company is appealing a $2.6 million fine for allegedly operating illegal temporary housing for its workers in the western North Dakota oil patch. Williams County late last year fined Houston-based Stallion Oilfield Services for failing to follow conditions of a permit. Zoning officials said Stallion was originally approved in 2011 for 25 housing units but ...

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