EQT Denies Lying To Potential Gas Royalty Class Members

Law360, New York (August 11, 2011, 7:28 PM EDT) -- EQT Production on Wednesday challenged a Virginia magistrate judge's ruling ordering the gas drilling company to stop tricking landowners into signing contracts that would block them from joining a class action over coalbed methane royalties.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Pamela Meade Sargent ruled July 29 that it was unrefuted that EQT had used false information to try to persuade some landowners, who own the land's gas rights, to sign so-called split agreements, in which they would split coalbed methane royalties with the owner of the land's coal...
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