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Law360 reported on McKool Smith client EQT Corp. telling the Fourth Circuit in an opening brief that it must reverse U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin's refusal to enjoin a group of royalty owners led by Marcus Huey from pursuing trespass claims in state court. EQT noted, "If not reversed, this decision will invite an overwhelming number of collateral attacks on federal class action settlements in state court proceeding. This will seriously undermine the class action mechanism and deter parties from entering into class action settlements."

EQT is represented by McKool Smith principals David Dehoney and Lauren Varnado in the suit Marcus Huey v. Equitable Production Co., case number 21-1614, in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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