There was a class action suit several years ago. It went to settlement. Alas, the settlement agreement did not require CHK to stop the practice going forward. They only had to pay what was owed going back. Many people on…"
"A few years ago there was a TX law firm that was hustling land/royalty owners wanting to sue CHK in NW Louisiana. I assume nothing ever happened on that.
Royalty owners seem to be having a little more success in suing operators in Ohio, from…"
"Thanks a bunch Henry! I really knew about Cheating Chesp! We had the problem way back & when challenged ( no atty) they reimbursed us in 2010 & quit taking those charges out. Then in April 2018 kazaam the charges began to appear again! Now,…"
Thanks a bunch Henry! I really knew about Cheating Chesp! We had the problem way back & when challenged ( no atty) they reimbursed us in 2010 & quit taking those charges out. Then in April 2018 kazaam the charges began to appear again! Now, you’re right they ignore me! Shouldn’t there be a class action law suit or something to stop this if it’s widespread?
"Well, I have made a number of disparaging remarks about CHK over the years, so now it's time for me to be fair and balanced. My family owns land in a CHK production unit. I'll be the first to admit that it is a complicated…"
"Oh my gosh! Say it ain't so! Cheating? I'm shocked!
OK. Enough of the exclamation points. I guess I have to dust off my old postings, and remind everyone that Chesapeake should NEVER be trusted. This…"
We have mineral rights on land in Caddo Parish. Chesapeake has had a gas well there since 2008. Since Feb.2019 I have noticed that they are again taking transportation and other charges out of the already low check each month. Our contract states that we are "free of all charges" and names the charges, which includes transportation, etc; but of course, we do pay severance tax. I contacted Chesapeake in March and they said they would turn it over to their legal dept. So far, no word & I…See More
Sam, my clients haven't had any problems with Chesapeake. However I made sure they had very good no cost royalty clauses reviewed by very experienced O&G attorneys. Since I haven't had to fight that battle I'm not the best person to ask. I think Henry will likely come up with as good as answer as we will get once he has sufficient input.
Sam, it's too early t tell. Help Henry by spreading the word and getting him as much data as possible. I think he may have enough by year's end to make a fair assessment. A law suit on this matter will be expensive and protracted. It will need to be a class action if it can qualify. If not a few lessors with good cases will have to band together with a capable law firm to try and set a legal precedent.
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