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Courts Certify Classes in Virginia Coal Gas Rights Cases

On September 30, 2013, the U.S. District Court Judge James P. Jones denied the relevant defendants’ objections in the Adair, Addison, Adkins, Hale, and Legard cases and adopted the Magistrate Judge’s Report and Recommendation, issuing orders certifying the classes in … Continue reading

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May 7, 2011 – Article by Bristol Herald Courier

A Buchanan County landowner who never wittingly leased the natural gas beneath his property, got a call early this year from a land supervisor with one of the commonwealth’s most powerful energy companies, telling him that there was “uncertainty” whether … Continue reading

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Why Virginia Property Owners Are Entitled To Payments for Coal Gas Produced on their Properties

The property owners represented by the Virginia Gas Owners Litigation Group maintain that under the controlling statutory and common law in Virginia they, not the coal producers, own the coalbed methane gas that is produced from the lands in which … Continue reading

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