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US judge shocked by Va. role in lawsuit

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Should the Va. Attorney General's Office be investigated over the level of its involvement in a federal lawsuit over coalbed methane gas royalties?

Virginia Sen. Phil Puckett has called for an independent investigation of actions taken & emails sent by the Attorney General’s Office: http://bit.ly/164FroB

Total Votes: 474

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Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2013 5:42 pm

A federal judge has expressed shock that an assistant Virginia attorney general has been assisting two natural gas companies that are being sued by landowners who allege the companies bilked them out of natural gas royalties.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Pamela Meade Sargent said in a filed court opinion that the relationship was revealed in emails provided to the court by the plaintiffs in the case against EQT Production Co. and CNX Gas Co., two Pittsburgh-area energy companies.

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