Settlement Structure: Claims Made
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Eagle Road Oil, LLC is settling one of fifteen class actions relating to earthquakes in Oklahoma. The complaint alleged that Eagle Road’s wastewater disposal wells contributed to causing earthquakes near Pawnee, Oklahoma between November 15, 2014 and September 15, 2022 with epicenters in a 50-mile radius of Pawnee, Oklahoma, including the 5.8m earthquake near Pawnee on September 3, 2016 and the 5.0m earthquake near Cushing on November 6, 2016.
The lawsuit will continue against the remaining defendants: Cummings Oil Company, Territory Resources, LLC, and EnerVest Operating, LLC.Docket Number:
Company: Eagle Road Oil LLC
Filing Deadline: December 29, 2022
Class Period: November 15, 2014 to September 15, 2022
Objection Deadline: September 5, 2022
Exclusion Deadline: September 5, 2022
Final Approval Hearing: September 15, 2022Proof of Purchase:
You must provide evidence of the damages you suffered, such as repair bills, estimates, and photographs, and make a claim for an amount that does not exceed the amounts of your repair estimates and bills.Eligibility:
You may be eligible if you are a person, municipality, count government, or tribal government who owns or owned real property in Oklahoma or have or had a property interest therein, between November 15, 2014 and September 15, 2022, which suffered damage from earthquakes, foreshocks, or aftershocks arising from the Pawnee or Cushing earthquakes with epicenters within 50 miles of Pawnee, Oklahoma.
The Pawnee Earthquake is the 5.8m earthquake that occurred on September 3, 2016, with an epicenter approximately 9 miles northwest of Pawnee, Oklahoma. The Cushing Earthquake is the 5.0m earthquake that occurred on November 6, 2016, with an epicenter approximately 3 miles west of Cushing, Oklahoma.Typical Settlement Amount:
Benefits: Recovery of repair costs for damages incurred as a result of the earthquakes. The net settlement proceeds will be distributed according to the amounts and evidence presented or for the amounts determined by the Special Master. If the total amount claimed exceeds the amount of the net settlement proceeds, claimants will receive a share in proportion to their claims compared to all claims. Distribution will be related to four zones:
- Zone A, properties within 25 miles of Pawnee: Preferred status, based on proximity to the disposal wells; 50% of the net settlement fund will be distributed to this zone.
- Zone B, properties within 25-50 miles of Pawnee: Not as strong a status as Zone A; 25% of the net settlement fund will be distributed to this zone.
- Zone C, properties within 50-100 miles of Pawnee: Weaker status than Zones A or B; 15% of the net settlement fund will be distributed to this zone.
- Zone D, properties more than 100 miles of Pawnee: Weakest status of the four zones; 10% of the net settlement fund will be distributed to this zone.
Total Settlement Amount: $850,000Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Poynter Law Group
Claim Form: Pawnee Earthquake Settlement Claim Form
Case Name: Adams v. Eagle Road, et al.
Settlement Website: Pawnee Earthquake Settlement Website
KCC Class Action Services, LLC
c/o Adams v. Eagle Road
P.O. Box 990
Corte Madera, CA 94976-0990