"Pittsburgh-Area Shale Settlement 'Gag' Questioned"

"The non-disclosure agreement prohibiting Chris and Stephanie Hallowich from talking about the 2011 settlement of their high-profile Marcellus Shale damage case in Washington County, or saying anything about gas drilling and fracking, isn't unusual. It happens often in settling such cases. But the insistence that their two minor children, then ages 7 and 10, are also bound by the 'gag order' is."

"Several independent legal scholars and attorneys involved in the Hallowich side of the case say they know of no other settlement agreements that gag the children of parents involved in legal settlements, and questioned whether such an agreement is enforceable."

Don Hopey reports for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette August 1, 2013.


"Gag Order Imposed on Two Kids in Marcellus Fracking Case" (State Impact Pennsylvania (WHYY/NPR)

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 08/02/2013