Chesapeake Settles Royalty Lawsuit in TX; Implications for PA?

court gavelLandowners in Pennsylvania have been upset with shenanigans by Chesapeake Energy in shorting them out of royalties for years. In 2013 a group of landowners in Bradford County, PA filed a lawsuit against Chesapeake over the royalty issue (see Bradford County, PA Landowners Sue Chesapeake over Royalties). Since that time a number of lawsuits have popped up in PA against Chesapeake over the same issue (see Judge Rules Royalty Lawsuit Against Chesapeake in PA Continues). PA is not the only state where landowners have problems with Chesapeake’s royalty calculations. Another such case was filed in Texas in 2013–and Chesapeake just settled that case out of court…

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