Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Case Status


Docket Number

63 MAP 2018


Case Updates

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania holds “rule of capture” applies to unconventional oil & gas development, reversing lower court’s conclusion that the use of hydraulic fracturing alters the rule or necessarily involves trespass on adjacent property

January 31, 2020

Click here to view the opinion.

U.S. Chamber, Pennsylvania Chamber, and Washington County Chamber of Commerce file amicus brief urging Pennsylvania Supreme Court to reverse lower court’s failure to apply the long-standing “rule of capture” to unconventional oil & gas development

January 31, 2019

Click here to view the coalition brief filed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce, and Washington County Chamber of Commerce.

Terry R. Bossert, James J. Kutz, and Ryan M. Logan of Post & Schell, P.C. served as co-counsel for the amici.

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