Oklahoma Gas Wells

Calyx Energy Underpayment of Royalties on Oklahoma Gas Leases Class Action

This Oklahoma case concerns the underpayment of royalties by Calyx Energy III, LLC on natural gas and its constituents taken from Oklahoma wells. The complaint alleges Calyx did this in two ways: by deducting certain postproduction fees it was not entitled to, and by not paying royalties on natural gas Calyx used or allowed third  Read more

Royalties, Oil and gas, Improper Deductions
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Merit Energy No Interest with Late Payments Oklahoma Class Action

Merit Energy Company, LLC produces oil, gas, and other constituent products from oil and gas properties, for which it pays royalties to those with interest in these properties. Oklahoma’s Production Revenue Standards Act (PRSA) requires that when those payments are made beyond the time period in which they are due, oil and gas producers must  Read more

Royalty Payments, Royalties, Refusal to Pay Interest
New Mexico Well

Hilcorp Interest on Late Oil and Gas Royalty Payments New Mexico Class Action

This class action against Hilcorp San Juan, LP alleges that the company does not pay its oil and gas royalties on time, and that it violates New Mexico’s Oil and Gas Proceeds Act by not then paying interest on the untimely royalties.  Read more

Royalty Payments, Royalties, Oil and gas, Late Payment Fees
North Dakota Oil Well

Hess Bakken Oil and Gas Royalties for North Dakota Leases Class Action

This class action concerns proper royalty payments for gas and oil leases in North Dakota for which Hess Bakken Investments II, LLC is the lessee. The plaintiff and lessor, Ronald Penman, entered into the lease with a different company in October 2009 and Hess took over as lessee in 2010. The complaint alleges that Hess  Read more

Royalty Payments, Royalties, Late Fee, Improper Deductions
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Cengage Learning Calculation of Textbook Author Royalties Class Action

Cengage Learning Holding II, Inc. and Cengage Learning, Inc., the defendants in this case, are publishing companies; the plaintiff, Fred Kleiner, is an author. The complaint alleges that Cengage underpays Kleiner’s royalties by ten to thirty percent and thus calculates that Cengage owes authors $12 million to $18 million in underpaid royalties each year.  Read more

Royalty Payments, Royalties, Incorrect Calculations of Balances Owed, Accounting
Belmont County, Ohio

EQT, Rice Drilling D Leases Royalty Calculation Class Action

Owners of oil and gas leases are paid royalties on sales of the products taken out of their land. In this case, the complaint alleges that EQT Corporation violated the terms of leases by calculating royalties based on sales to its affiliated companies, rather than on sales at higher prices to unaffiliated companies.  Read more

Royalty Payments, Oil and gas, Mineral or Similar Land-Related Rights
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Tug Hill Royalties on Oil and Gas Leases West Virginia Class Action

This class action aims “to recover for the underpayment of royalties and the payment for production owed” under certain oil and gas leases in West Virginia. It brings suit against TH Exploration, LLC, TH Exploration II, LLC, and Tug Hill Operating, LLC, the lessees, alleging that the companies are not providing “clear and accurate information”  Read more

Royalty Payments, Royalties, Oil and gas

Marathon Oil Delivery of Royalties on Leases North Dakota Class Action

Cases around oil leases usually center on payment of less than the amount actually owed or a failure to pay interest on royalties paid late. This one alleges the Marathon Oil Company has not paid a required share of the oil produced to those who own the leased property as well as the taking of  Read more

Royalty Payments, Royalties, Oil and gas
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McGraw-Hill Lowers Base for Textbook Author Royalties Class Action

Authors of books receive royalties from their publishers that are a percentage of the sale price of their works. This class action takes issue with a recent practice of textbook publisher McGraw-Hill Education, Inc., alleging that the company has improperly made deductions from the price of its textbooks, thereby reducing the amount on which royalties  Read more

Textbooks, Royalties
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McGraw Hill Reduced Royalties for Textbooks on Connect Platform Class Action

Book publishers pay authors royalties, which are normally based on the number of books sold. Authors might think that when books are published electronically, without the expense of printing and physical distribution, that their royalties would go up. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that McGraw Hill, LLC has reduced the amount of  Read more

Royalties, Automobile
Royalties, Breach of Contract