Judge John Hyde has ruled that attorneys for the people with contaminated wells will be able to speak to some Schlumberger employees under oath. But, the ruling is very specific.
Instead of letting the attorneys depose 9 people, the Judge has ruled they can speak with Tom Terrett, a Midland County resident who claimed he saw dumping at Schlumberger. They can also depose the Schlumberger field supervisor for the Midland office.
The deposition can only last for one hour, and can only focus on chromium usage at the Schlumberger office and Midland County well sites.