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Reconsideration Motion Fails in Middlefield

Cooperstown Holstein’s attempt to reverse the trial court’s decision upholding the Town of Middlefield’s zoning ban on hydraulic fracturing has failed.  The Cooperstown Holstein case is now heading for appeal to New York’s Appellate Division, Third Department, where it likely will be consolidated with the Town of Dryden action that was appealed earlier this year.  For more information about these cases, please see our earlier article, Recent Court Decisions May Affect Hydraulic Fracturing in New York and Ohio.”

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James A. Pardo is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm's New York office.  He focuses his practice on complex litigation, including class actions, product liability and multi-party mass tort cases.

James works closely with corporate clients to identify, evaluate and address potential environmental, toxic tort and products liabilities before they occur.  He has helped many companies develop and implement environmental/health/safety compliance programs, and has served as lead environmental/toxic tort counsel on dozens of mergers and...