Some PA Landowners Mull Decision to Sue Chesapeake over Royalties

Are you a landowner in Pennsylvania leased with Chesapeake Energy? And if you are, do you feel cheated with your royalty payments? If so, you may want to join what’s shaping up to be a class action lawsuit in PA against Chessy over what some claim are underpaid royalties.

Landowners are being pursued by a couple of Scranton-area lawyers working with a couple of out-of-state lawyers–from New York City–to go after Chesapeake on the issue of what they say are shorted royalty payments. Are these lawyers champions of the downtrodden, defending the rights of shafted landowners? Or the real estate equivalent of ambulance chasers? You decide…

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