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State Argues to Pa. Justices That Consumer Protection Law Covers Landowners in Gas Leases

Do natural gas lease agreements entered into by drillers and private landowners fall under the state Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law’s definition of “trade or commerce”? That was the question before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on May 27, the third day of livestreamed […] READ MORE

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Pa. Justices Probe Power Gap Between Drillers, Landowners

Members of Pennsylvania’s highest court homed in repeatedly on what they called the “economic reality” of the relationship between gas drillers and landowners as they heard arguments Wednesday about whether Attorney General Josh Shapiro should be allowed to pursue consumer protection claims over allegedly deceptive […] READ MORE

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