Class Certified In Gas Contamination Suit V. Rex

Law360, New York (February 27, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A judge certified a class Thursday in a lawsuit brought by Illinois homeowners who allege their properties have been contaminated by unsafe levels of hydrogen sulfide released from oil wells owned by PennTex Resources Illinois Inc. and managed by Rex Energy Operating Corp.

Judge J. Phil Gilbert of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois had essentially given the green light to class certification in a December ruling, but reserved ruling over concern that the class definition as proposed then was too vague...
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