In re Anadarko Basin Oil and Gas Antitrust Litigation

United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
Case No. CIV-16-209

Case Overview

On April 5, 2016, Keller Rohrback filed a class action complaint against the Chesapeake Energy Corp., Chesapeake Exploration, L.L.C. (as successor by merger to Chesapeake Exploration L.P.), Sandridge Energy Corp., Tom L. Ward and John Does 1-50 alleging violations of the antitrust laws of the United States.  The complaint alleges from late December 2007 through March 2012, the Defendants combined, conspired and agreed to rig bids and depress prices for purchases of oil and natural gas leasehold interests and properties producing oil and natural gas.

Case Status

On April 15, 2016 all cases concerning the alleged antitrust conspiracy were consolidated into a single action for pretrial purposes.  The litigation is entitled In re Anadarko Basin Oil and Gas Antitrust Litigation, Case No. CIV-16-209 and is proceeding in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. The Plaintiffs filed their Consolidated Amended Class Action Complaint on April 10, 2017, a copy of which can be reviewed in the Case Documents section below. The case is proceeding to discovery.

Proposed Class

The case proposes seeking relief on behalf of “all persons and entities who (1) sold to Chesapeake or SandRidge, or any of their respective predecessors, subsidiaries, agents (such as landmen) or affiliates, leasehold or working interests on lands within the Mississippi Lime Play with no producing oil and gas wells or (2) owned tracts of land within the Mississippi Lime Play with producing oil and gas wells where Chesapeake or SandRidge or any of their respective predecessors, subsidiaries, agents (such as landmen) or affiliates, purchased such land’s leasehold and working interests, at any time between December 27, 2007 and April 1, 2013.”

Case Documents

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