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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 ...

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‘Strategic’ Removal Waived Federal Defense (access required)

In plaintiff’s suit against Crane Company alleging death from mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure, Crane was not entitled to assert another basis for federal court jurisdiction after the district court remanded to state court when plaintiff amended its complaint to ...

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