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Class Order ‘Premature’ in Coalbed Methane Cases (access required)

A district court abused its discretion when it certified five related class action suits alleging that defendants EQT Production and CNX Gas have unlawfully deprived class members of royalty payments from production of coalbed methane gas in Virginia; the 4th Circuit vacates the class certification orders and remands for reconsideration. Coalbed methane (CBM) is a form ...