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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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Court Recommends Certifying Class Action for Virginia Coal Gas Rights Owners

On June 5, 2013, U.S. Magistrate Judge Pamela Meade Sargent recommended that the U.S. District Court grant class-action status to lawsuits filed on behalf of thousands of landowners in southwest Virginia against EQT Production Company and CNX Gas Company, both … Continue reading

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