MUSKOGEE, Okla. (Legal Newsline) — An Oklahoma man is suing two energy companies, alleging failure to pay royalties to him and a prospective class.
Kevin Hoog filed a class action complaint, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Oct. 25 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma against Petroquest Energy LLC and WSGP Gas Producing LLC, alleging breach of duty and fraud.
According to the complaint, Hoog suffered damages from not being paid any royalties for the gas wells used by the defendants. The plaintiff alleges the defendants used improper accounting methods in order to avoid paying Hoog the correct amount of royalties.
Hoog seeks trial by jury, actual damages, interest, compensatory damages and punitive damages, court costs and any further relief the court grants. He is represented by attorneys Reagan E. Bradford and W. Mark Lanier of The Lanier Law Firm in Houston.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma Case number 6:16-cv-00463-JHP