In re Anadarko Basin Oil and Gas Antitrust Litigation

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

Settlement Status

On December 18, 2018, the Court entered its Amended Order Granting Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Approval of Class Action Settlement and Class Certification for Settlement Purposes. The certified Settlement Class is defined as:

All persons and entities who sold, leased or otherwise assigned or transferred to Chesapeake or SandRidge, or any of their respective predecessors, subsidiaries, agents (such as landmen) or affiliates, mineral rights and/or working interests on lands within the Mississippi Lime Play, at any time between December 27, 2007 and April 1, 2013.  For purposes of this Settlement Class, the Mississippi Lime Play includes all depths and formations within the Oklahoma counties of Alfalfa, Blaine, Creek, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Grant, Harper, Kay, Kingfisher, Logan, Lincoln, Major, Noble, Osage, Pawnee, Payne, Tulsa, Washington, Woods and Woodward, and the Kansas counties of Barber, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cheyenne, Clark, Coffey, Comanche, Cowley, Dickinson, Edwards, Elk, Finney, Ford, Gove, Grant, Gray, Greenwood, Harper, Harvey, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Kingman, Kiowa, Lane, Logan, Lyon, Marion, McPherson, Meade, Montgomery, Morris, Ness, Pawnee, Pratt, Rawlins, Reno, Rice, Rush, Saline, Scott, Sedgwick, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Stafford, Stevens, Sumner, Thomas, Trego, Wallace, Wichita, Wilson and Woodson.

For additional information about the settlement, please visit the Court-authorized Settlement Administrator website or contact them toll free at 844-833-3816.

Please note the deadline for submission of a Claim Form is June 24, 2019.

We are unable to respond to any questions about, or provide confirmation of, any individuals’ membership within the Settlement Class.  All inquiries must be directed to the Settlement Administrator. The Final Fairness Hearing has been scheduled for Thursday, April 25, 2019.

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, alleging that 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.

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