In re Anadarko Basin Oil and Gas Antitrust Litigation
United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
Case No. CIV-16-209
On April 25, 2019, the Court entered the Final Judgment and Order Granting Plaintiffs’ Motion for Final Approval of Class Action Settlement. For additional information about the settlement, please visit the Court-authorized Settlement Administrator website at www.anadarkosettlement.com or you may contact them toll free at 844-833-3816.
The Court-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.
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.