Emery Gas Royalties Dispute Survives Dismissal Bid

Law360, New York (March 30, 2010, 12:57 PM EDT) -- Coastal Plains Energy Inc. has lost its bid to toss Emery Resource Holdings LLC's suit accusing the oil and gas development company of breaching the parties' property lease agreements by failing to pay proper natural gas production royalties.

Magistrate Judge Paul M. Warner of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah on Friday denied Coastal's motion to dismiss or, in the alternative, for summary judgment, concluding that ERH's amended complaint sufficiently states a claim on which relief may be granted because the agreements in...
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