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Gas Wells Leaking Methane For Years—-dlp Is Gas Drilling Rig Accident Law Firm

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Amid Auditor General investigations and reports and recent concerns about the health effects of fracking, the Scranton Times reports today that at least five natural gas wells in Northeast Pennsylvania have been leaking methane gas for several years.  The Times reporter cited DEP records of citations issued with respect to the faulty wells.  The entire… Read more »

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Pa. Work Injury Must Occur In The Course And Scope Of Employment

Posted by & filed under Areas of Practice, DLP Law, Workers Compensation.

In Pennsylvania, to establish a claim for workers compensation benefits, the injury must occur in the course and scope of employment. The Commonwealth Court addressed this issue in the case of Penn State University v. WCAB (Smith). In that case, the Court determined that the evidence presented was insufficient to establish that the workers’ compensation claimant, Mr. Smith,… Read more »

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Court Upholds $32 Million Punitive Damages Award Against Nursing Home

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Manor Care Inc. v. Douglas, — S.E.2d —-, 2014 WL 2835831 (W. Va. June 18, 2014) arose out of the death of Dorothy Douglas from severe dehydration following a nineteen-day stay at the Heartland Nursing Home in Charleston. On September 4, 2009, Dorothy Douglas (hereinafter “Ms. Douglas”) was admitted to Heartland Nursing Home in Charleston,… Read more »

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Moosic Scranton Clarks Summit Workers Compensation- Workers Comp Work Injury Lawyer

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that an insurer was entitled to reimbursement from the Supersedeas Fund for medical expenses paid on behalf of claimant. In Dept. Of Labor & Industry v. WCAB (Crawford & Co.), the Court ruled that the insurance carrier for the injured worker was entitled to reimbursement from the Supersedeas Fund relative to medical expenses… Read more »

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Cabot Oil And Gas Continues To Push For Pipeline Completion–dlp Trial Lawyer Continue To Represent Seriously Injured In Susquehanna, Bradford, Wyoming, Tioga And Other Marcellus Shale Counties

Posted by & filed under DLP Law, Gas Drilling Injuries.

Cabot Oil and Gas continues to produce significant amount of natural gas especially in Susquehanna County.  Cabot has also drilled numerous natural gas wells throughout Northeast Pennsylvania.  The company is producing record amount of natural gas and with the new wells already dug is ready to increase production. Reports this week indicate that Cabot is… Read more »

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Dep Underfunded And Short Staffed In Overseeing Marsellus Shale Natural Gas Boom

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In a lengthy report reviewing the Department of Environment and its performance regulating the Marcellus Shale Natural gas boom from 2008 through 2012, the Pennsylvania Auditor General found what most people already knew—Pennsylvania lacked modern regulations to handle the fracking explosion of activity and DEP was understaffed and underfunded to properly regulate the natural gas… Read more »