Claims Pared From XTO Natural Gas Royalty Suit

Law360, New York (January 14, 2010, 6:15 PM EST) -- XTO Energy Inc. has won a round in a putative class action alleging the firm made inadequate payments to royalty owners of natural gas wells in Kansas, Colorado and Oklahoma following a federal judge's granting its bids for partial summary judgment and dismissal of some claims pertaining to the latter two states.

Judge J. Thomas Marten of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas on Tuesday granted XTO's bid to toss all Oklahoma-related parts of the case that overlap with a similar class action...
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