Lawsuit Against Chesapeake, Anadarko Heads Back to PA Court

court-gavel.jpgLast December Pennsylvania’s felony-indicted Attorney General, Kathleen Kane, brought a lawsuit against Chesapeake Energy, Anadarko and Williams accusing them of, among other things, royalty fraud (see PA Atty General Sues Chesapeake Energy, Williams for Royalty Fraud). In May MDN reported that Chesapeake and Anadarko had filed to dismiss Kane’s complaints against them, accusing Kane of attempting to litigate federal antitrust claims in state court (see Chesapeake, Anadarko Try to Wiggle Out of PA Royalty Lawsuit). In June Kane fired back by filing a motion to keep the case in state, not federal, court (see PA AG Files Motion to Keep Chesapeake Lawsuit in State Court). Yesterday U.S. Middle District Judge Christopher C. Conner granted Kane’s motion–the case will stay in state court…

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