Federal Court Finds No Fraud, and No Equitable Reason to Extend Pa. Lease
August 15, 2012
SCRANTON, Pa. — A federal judge has granted Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. summary judgment on the last remaining cause of action in a leasing dispute, but also denied Cabot’s motion to equitably extend the primary term of the lease because of the litigation. Harrison, et ux. v. Cabot Oil and Gas Corp., No. 3:10-cv-312 (M.D. Pa.).
Having disposed of the only pending motions, Judge Robert D. Mariani of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania sua sponte awarded summary judgment to plaintiffs Wayne and Mary Harrison on Cabot’s counterclaim for a lease extension, effectively ending the ...