Appalachian Land Company v. EQT Production Company

Case No. 7:08-cv-139-KKC

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky

LEASE HOLDERS OF CERTAIN OIL AND GAS LEASES WITH EQT PRODUCTION COMPANY MAY CLAIM SETTLEMENT BENEFITS

This Class Action Settlement May Affect Your Rights

A Court authorized the Notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT

SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM BY AUGUST 24, 2020 TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR COMPENSATION

To be eligible for compensation, you must submit a Claim form which can be downloaded here. Once submitted, the Administrator will determine whether you are entitled to compensation and, if so, how much. Valid claimants will receive compensation within approximately sixty (60) days after the close of the Claims Period or after Final Judicial Approval, whichever occurs later.

DO NOTHING AND BE BOUND BY THE SETTLEMENT

By doing nothing, if the Court approves the Settlement you give up rights to separately bring a lawsuit on your own against the Defendant for the same claims in this lawsuit but will not be entitled to compensation unless you submit a valid Claim Form.

REQUEST TO BE EXCLUDED BY DECEMBER 20, 2019

You may exclude yourself from the Settlement by submitting a “Request for Exclusion” as detailed in Frequently Asked Question 14, by December 20, 2019. If you exclude yourself, you will not participate in these proceedings, nor will you receive any relief from this Settlement. You will retain the right to assert any claims you may have against Defendant for the deduction of severance taxes from your royalty payments. Note that you have a right to opt out of the Settlement only if your royalties were reduced by severance taxes and you have not objected to the Settlement.

FILE AN OBJECTION BY DECEMBER 20, 2019

If you do not submit a timely and complete Request for Exclusion, you can object to the terms of the Settlement, the attorneys’ request for fees and expenses, and/or the Settlement Class Representative’s request for Incentive Award. Any objections to the Settlement must be submitted to the Settlement Administrator by December 20, 2019. More details on objecting are set forth in the answers to Frequently Asked Questions 16 through 19. Note that if the Court approves the Settlement despite your or any other objections and you have not submitted a claim form, you will not receive any relief from the Settlement.

These rights and options – and the deadlines by which to exercise them – are explained in the Notice.

The Court that is supervising this case has granted preliminary approval of the Settlement, but still has to decide whether to grant final approval. The Final Approval Hearing will take place on February 14, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time (see Frequently Asked Question 17). Settlement benefits will be distributed only if and after the Court grants the Final Approval to the Settlement.


If you have any questions about this class action, please contact Settlement Administrator:

MAIL:
Appalachian Land Company v. EQT Production Company
Attn: Settlement Administrator
1650 Arch Street, Suite 2210
Philadelphia, PA 19103

PHONE: (844) 931-1024

EMAIL: Claims@EQTOilAndGasRoyaltiesSettlement.com