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Fracking industry fights allegations it caused earthquakes in Oklahoma

By Kyla Asbury | May 30, 2018

GUTHRIE, Okla. (Legal Newsline) – Two defendants in a lawsuit that claims hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, activities increased earthquake activity in Oklahoma are seeking to have the lawsuit dismissed.

The Duncan Group LLC alleges Cimarex Energy Group breached duty in gas leases

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 16, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) – An Oklahoma limited liability company with royalty interests in wells in the state allege a well operator took improper midstream service cost deductions or nonpayment of royalties on natural gas wells.

Another natural gas company tries to have lawsuit blaming fracking for Okla. earthquakes heard in federal court

By Jessica Karmasek | Nov 27, 2017

Defendant Devon Energy Production Company LP filed its notice of removal to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma Nov. 16.

Lawyers return with lawsuit blaming Okla. earthquakes on fracking industry

By John O'Brien | Sep 15, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) - A lawsuit that blames the fracking industry for increased earthquake activity in Oklahoma is back.

U.S. sues counseling firm over Medicaid debts

By Wadi Reformado | Mar 30, 2017

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Western Oklahoma is suing a mental health counseling company and its owner for $4.7 million, citing alleged fraud and misrepresentation in debt collection.

Native American accuses Oklahoma of violating civil rights

By Wadi Reformado | Dec 14, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) — A California woman is suing the attorney general of Oklahoma, alleging violation of civil rights.

Stock owner files class action suit against Chesapeake Energy

By Louie Torres | Nov 10, 2016

A common stock owner has filed a class-action lawsuit against Chesapeake Energy Corp., Robert Douglas Lawler, and Domenic J. Dell'Osso, Jr., company and its board of officers, citing alleged violation of federal law.

Oklahoma couple file class action against Marathon Oil

By Louie Torres | Oct 20, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) — An Oklahoma couple are suing Marathon Oil, alleging breach of contract and fraud.

Lawyers blaming earthquakes on fracking drop case rather than pursue in fed court

By W.J. Kennedy | Oct 20, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (Legal Newsline) - Two Oklahoma women and their attorneys have dropped a class action lawsuit in federal court that blames the recent spate of earthquakes in the state on oil and gas exploration, but they will re-file their claims against the fracking industry next year in a different court.

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