Class Wins Certification In BP Gas Royalty Dispute

Law360, New York (August 4, 2010, 2:42 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has certified a class action accusing a BP PLC unit of not paying or underpaying royalties on natural gas produced from leased wells in Kansas, and named Gunderson Sharp & Walke LLP lead counsel for the plaintiffs.

Judge Eric F. Melgren of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas said Monday that the common questions in the case against BP America Production Co. predominated over the individual questions of the more than 2,200 royalty owners.

“The critical issues for trial relate...
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