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Amicus Briefs Support Royalty Owners in Chesapeake v. Hyder

Three amicus briefs have been filed in support of the Hyders, opposing Chesapeake’s motion for rehearing of the Texas Supreme Court’s decision in Chesapeake v. Hyder.

An amicus brief was filed by the City of Fort Worth and others who have filed suits against Chesapeake and Total to recover additional royalties on production in the Barnett Shale area:  City of Fort Worth Amicus Brief

An amicus brief was filed by a group of royalty owners represented by Dan McDonald, a Fort Worth attorney who has filed 430 separate suits against Chesapeake, representing more than 20,900 royalty owners in Johnson and Tarrant Counties: Barnett Shale Royalty Owners Amicus Brief

Our firm, on behalf of Texas Land & Mineral Owners’ Association and the National Association of Royalty Owners-Texas, filed an amicus brief supporting the Hyders: TLMA and NARO Texas Amicus Brief

Chesapeake lost its appeal to the Texas Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision and has asked the Texas Supreme Court to reconsider its decision. Amicus briefs supporting Chesapeake’s motion for rehearing have been filed by the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners’ Association (TIPRO), the Texas Oil & Gas Association (TXOGA), Sandridge Exploration & Production, BP America, Devon Energy, EOG Resources, EXCO Resources, Shell Western E&P, Trinity River Energy, Unit Corp. and XTO Energy.

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