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Leib v. Rex Energy Operating Corp., 256 F.R.D. 178 (S.D. Ill. 2009)

In this case, VBLH&C represented plaintiffs, residents of Bridgeport and Petrolia, Illinois, alleging a violation of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act and Illinois common law arising from exposure to poisonous gas.  The plaintiffs moved to certify a class of those affected by the toxin.  But the defendants argued that the plaintiffs’ class definition was insufficient.  The court rejected that argument and certified a class.