Last Thursday, a federal judge from Pennsylvania denied Energy Corporation of America's (ECA) motion to overturn his judgment-a judgment that awarded nearly $912,000 to Greene County, PA landowners. The judgment was awarded to the landowners-some of whom represented by Bill Caroselli of Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman-in a gas royalties class action due to unpaid royalties. The judge contended that the plaintiffs provided enough evidence and sufficient testimony to win the case.
During the Evidentiary Hearing held before Magistrate Judge Robert C. Mitchell on May 4, 2015, the Court Ordered that the Fairness Hearing is continued to June 29, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. in Courtroom 9B of the U.S. Courthouse, 700 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219. Class Members may receive notice of the continuance by U.S. Mail. Check the Class Action Website at http://www.pollockecagasroyaltyclassaction.com/.
On March 5, 2015 the Court entered a final judgment after trial on behalf of Plaintiffs in the amount of $911,922.16 plus prejudgment interest, and against Defendant, Energy Corporation of America. Class Counsel for the Plaintiffs' have filed an Application for Attorney Fees and costs of 30% of the total verdict Amount and a Fairness Hearing is scheduled for May 4, 2015 at 9:30 AM in Courtroom 9B of the U.S. Courthouse, 700 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219.