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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

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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

North Dakota Oil Well

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

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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

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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

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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

Camino Natural Resources Interest on Late Payments Oklahoma Settlement

Camino Natural Resources, LLC is settling a class action for $2.1 million. The complaint is asking for damages, alleging that Camino did not pay statutory interest, as required by Oklahoma law, when its royalty payments were late.  Read more

Natural Gas Wells

Bravo Arkoma Interest on Late Oil and Gas Payments Oklahoma Class Action

Oil and gas well companies enter into leases that allow them to take oil or gas out of land owned by others. In exchange, they pay the owners a portion of the proceeds from the oil or gas taken from the well. The complaint for this class action alleges that Bravo Arkoma, LLC does not  Read more

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FourPoint Gas Royalty Nonpayment and Late Payment Oklahoma Class Action

This class action concerns the nonpayment and late payment of oil and gas royalties. The complaint alleges that FourPoint Energy, LLC uses improper accounting methods, including taking improper deductions, that it does not account for or pay all royalties from wells, and that it does not pay the required interest when it makes late payments.   Read more

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Camino Natural Resources Late, Underpaid Royalties Class Action

This class action concerns royalties on the wells of Camino Natural Resources, LLC. The complaint alleges “knowing and willful underpayment or non-payment of royalties and oil-and-gas proceeds from wells through improper accounting methods…”  Read more

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