Class Action Lawyers Investigating Potential Lawsuit Against Chesapeake Energy
The attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating allegations that Chesapeake Energy underpaid gas royalties to leaseholders. Visit ClassAction.org for a free review of your claim.
Chesapeake Energy Corp. has reportedly faced legal action over allegations that it “deliberately and fraudulently” underpaid the full gas royalty due to leaseholders. Although lawsuits in Kentucky and New York were rejected by the courts, the company reportedly faces a similar class action lawsuit in Ohio, while another case in Virginia has reportedly settled. Additionally, attorneys in Pennsylvania are seeking to bring a class action lawsuit claiming that the company is deducting the cost of moving the gas from the well to the market, thereby underpaying royalties due to leaseholders. The attorneys allege Pennsylvania law requires that an oil and gas contract must offer at least a 12.5 percent royalty to be valid; however, a State Supreme Court decision found that because the law did not define the term “royalty,” companies could use their own interpretations, reportedly leading to the aforementioned deductions.
If you have had deductions taken out of your royalty payments for certain fees, such as post-production, marketing or processing fees, or suspect you were otherwise cheated out of the money owed to you, visit ClassAction.org today. The attorneys working with the site are trying to determine whether certain energy companies, including Chesapeake, could face legal action regarding their royalty payments. Free case reviews are currently being offered online.
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