Judge Severs Claims In XTO Gas Royalty Suit

Law360, New York (June 3, 2011, 7:21 PM EDT) -- A Kansas federal judge ruled Wednesday that a putative class action over XTO Energy Inc.’s alleged failure to fully pay interests on natural gas royalties should be split so that claims involving Oklahoma royalty owners are transferred to federal court in that state.

U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten granted a motion by the lead plaintiff to sever Oklahoma claims in the suit and move them from the District of Kansas to the Eastern District of Oklahoma, where they could merge with a similar action against...
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