Landowners Seek To Compel Discovery From Fracking Company In Royalty Dispute
Mealey's (June 18, 2015, 9:20 AM EDT) -- WHEELING, W.Va. — The federal judge in West Virginia presiding over the royalty dispute between a group of West Virginia landowners and a hydraulic fracturing company regarding allegations that the company failed to pay the landowners’ royalties pursuant to their leases, on March 2 referred the plaintiffs’ motion to compel discovery to a magistrate judge (Patrick D. Leggett, et al. v. EQT Production Company, et al., No. 13-0004, N.D. W.Va.).
(Motion available. Document #94-150310-019M.)
In 2012, Patrick D. Leggett, Katherine F. Leggett, George D. McKain,...