Case History

1

Eatinger v. BP America, No. 07-1266-EFM (D. Kan.)

(contested class certified, improper royalty owner processing deduction claims settled)

2

Hershey v. ExxonMobil, No. 07-1300-JTM (D. Kan.)

(contested class certified, improper royalty owner deduction claims settled)

3

Roderick v. OXY USA, No. 12-1215-RDR (D. Kan.)

(contested class certified for improper royalty owner processing deduction claims, motions for decertification and partial summary judgment pending)

4

Freebird, Inc. v. Cimarex Energy Co., No. 08-CV-93 (Kan. Dist. Ct., Finney Cnty)

(improper royalty owner deduction class claims settled, affirmed on appeal, 46 Kan. App. 2d 631, 264 P.3d 500 (2011))

5

Freebird, Inc. v. Merit Energy Co., No. 10-1154-KHV (D. Kan.)

(contested class certified, improper royalty owner deductions claims settled)

6

Wallace B. Roderick Revocable Living Trust v. XTO Energy Co., No.08-01330-JTM (D. Kan.)

(case dismissed)

7

Lenz v. Exxon Mobil, No. 07-CV-16 (Kan. Dist. Ct., Grant Cnty)

(improper royalty owner deductions by failing to pay for helium settled with Hershey case, supra)

8

Wallace B. Roderick Revocable Living Trust v. Kansas Natural Gas, No. 09-CV-14 (Kan. Dist. Ct. Kearny Cnty.)

(improper royalty owner deductions class certified and later settled)

9

Arkalon Grazing Ass’n v. Chesapeake Operating, Inc., No. 09-1394-CM (D. Kan)

(contested class certified, decertified and dismissed);

10

Chieftain Royalty Co. v. XTO Energy, Inc., No. CIV-11-29-FHS (E.D. Okla.)

(putative class pending, royalty underpayment deduction claims);

11

Fitzgerald Farms, Inc. v. Chesapeake Operating Co., No. CJ-10-38 (Beaver Co., OK)

(royalty owner class certified, reversed on appeal, appellate ruling depublished, class settlement approved);

12

Hitch Enterprises, Inc. v. Cimarex Energy Co., No. CIV-11-13-W (W.D. Okla.)

(royalty underpayment class claims settled);

13

Marvin Chance, Jr. v. United States Tobacco Company, et. al., No. 05-CV-112 (Kan. Dist. Ct., Seward Cnty.)

(contested indirect purchaser antitrust class certified, and case settled as two state class just before trial, settlement at 2006 WL 1390382 (Kan. Dist. Mar. 8, 2006));

14

Premier Pork, Inc. v. Rhone Poulenc, S.A., et al., No. 00-CV-3 (Kan. Dist. Ct. Scott Cnty)

(contested indirect purchaser antitrust class certified, settled just before trial, 2006 WL 1388464 (Kan. Dist. Jan 31, 2006));

15

Daric Smith v. Philip Morris, et. al., No. 00-CV-26 (Kan. Dist. Ct., Seward Cnty.)

(contested indirect purchaser antitrust class certified, summary judgment granted and affirmed on appeal);

16

Dragon v. Vanguard Ind., Inc., No. 01-C-98 (Kan. Dist. Ct., McPherson Cnty.)

(certified multi-state contested class action, overturned on appeal, 277 Kan. 776, 89 P.3d 908 (2004); multi-state class denied on remand, but reversed on appeal, 282 Kan. 349, 144 P.3d 1279 (2006); then recertified as a multi-state class on remand, appeal denied, and class settlement approved);

17

Loyd Smith v. Kansas Gas Service Co., et al., No. 01-C-29 (Kan. Dist. Ct., Reno Cnty)

(contested class certified, trial and judgment for the class, overturned on appeal, 285 Kan. 33, 169 P.3d 1052 (2007));

18

Gilley v. Kansas Gas Service Co., et al., No. 01-C-0157 (Kan. Dist. Ct. Reno Cnty.)

(contested class certified, lost at trial);

19

Merriman v. Crompton Corp., 282 Kan. 433, 146 P.3d 162 (2006)

(established personal jurisdiction in international antitrust conspiracy after which the class case was settled);

20

In re Vitamin Antitrust Litigation, Master Case No. 98-C-4574 (Kan. Dist. Ct., Wyandotte Cnty.)

(contested antitrust class certified, judgment taken for the class);

21

In re Union Pacific Railroad Empl. Prac. Litig., MDL No. 1597, 2005 WL 1027078 (D. Neb. March 31, 2005)

(contested class certified; summary judgment on liability for plaintiff, reversed on appeal);

22

Stocking v. AT&T Corp., No. 03-0421-CV-W-HFS, (W.D. Mo.)

(contested class certified, summary judgment granted plaintiff class, reversed on reconsideration);

23

Heath Merriman v. Cabot Corp., No. 2003 CV-115 (Kan. Dist. Ct., Pratt Cnty.)

(multi-state indirect purchaser antitrust settlement class);

24

Anderson Contracting, Inc. v. Bayer AG, et al., No. CL-95959 (Iowa Dist. Ct. Polk Cnty.)

(contested indirect purchaser antitrust class certified, affirmed on appeal, 776 N.W.2d 846 (2009), and later settled);

25

Critchfield Physical Therapy v. Taranto Group, No. 07-CV-8652 (Kan. Dist. Ct., Johnson Cnty.)

(contested TCPA class certified, affirmed on appeal, 293 Kan. 285, 263 P.3d 767 (2011), classwide settlement);

26

Fun Services v. Parrish Love d/b/a Asphalt Wizards, No.0816-CV00064, (Mo. Cir. Ct. Jackson Cnty.)

(contested TCPA class certified, lost declaratory judgment action involving insurance policies);

27

Schell v. OXY, No. 07-1258-JTM, (D. Kan.)

(contested class certified for house gas clause owners to obtain useable gas, summary judgment granted for the class, appeals pending);

28

Fun Services v. StreetGlow, No.09-CV-02674 (Kan. Dist. Ct., Johnson Cnty.)

(contested TCPA class certified, class settlement);

29

Anderson Office Supply, Inc. v. Advanced Medical Associates, P.A., No. 2009-CV-178 (Kan. Dist. Ct., Harvey Cnty.)

(contested class certified, TCPA claims, affirmed on appeal, 47 Kan. App. 2d 140, 273 P.3d 786, rev. denied (2012), settled);

30

Teague v. Bayer AG, No. 05-CVS-90 (N.C. Dist. Ct., Buncombe Cnty.)

(indirect purchaser antitrust class action, dismissed, overturned on appeal, 2007 WL 2569668, class certified, multi-state settlement);

31

Freeman Industries, LLC v. Eastman Chemical Co., No. C34355-L (Tenn. Dist. Ct. Sullivan Cnty.)

(indirect purchaser antitrust case, dismissed twice, reversed on appeal twice, and settled);

32

Boles v. Anadarko, No. 08-CV-4 (Kan. Dist. Ct., Seward Cnty.)

(improper royalty owner deductions, settled by Coulter v. Anadarko Petroleum Corp., 292 P.3d 289 (Kan. 2013));

33

Cooper Clark Foundation v. Anadarko Petroleum Corp., No. 02-C-49 (Kan. Dist. Ct., Seward Cnty.)

(improper royalty owner payments by affiliate sales, settled by Coulter, 292 P.2d 289, supra.);

34

Roderick v. Noble Energy, No. 09-CV-2 (Kan. Dist. Ct. Kearny Cnty.)

(improper royalty owner deductions settled);

35

Roderick v. Osborn Heirs, No. 09-CV-15 (Kan. Dist. Ct., Kearny Cnty.)

(improper royalty owner deductions, settled);

36

Fun Services v. Hertz Equipment Rental, No. 08-CV-03944 (Kan. Dist. Ct., Johnson Cnty.)

(TCPA class action settled; insurance coverage action pending);

37

Carlile v. Murfin Inc., et al., No. 13 CV 61, (Kan. Dist. Ct., Seward Cnty.)

(class action for underpayment of royalty by deduction of conservation fees settled a. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., et al, No. 01 L 85 (Ill. Cir. Ct., Rock Island Cnty.) (class settlement approved);

38

DSR Investments LLC v. Devon Energy Production Company, L.P., No. CJ-11-12 (Okl. Dist. Ct., Dewey Cnty.)

(improper royalty deductions, class settlement approved);

39

Philip J. Cornett and Ashcraft Group LLC v. Samson Resource Company, No. CJ-09-81 (Okl. Dist. Ct., Dewey Cnty.)

(improper royalty deductions, class settlement approved);

40

Fawcett v. Oil Producers, Inc. of Kansas, No. 11-CV-90 (Kan. Dist. Ct., Seward Cnty.)

(contested royalty underpayment class certified and partial summary judgment granted to the class on liability), aff’d, 49 Kan.App.2d 194, 306 P.3d 318 (July 19, 2013), class certification untouched but summary judgment for plaintiff class reversed, 352 P.3d 1032 (Kan. 2015) (remanded to district court for further proceedings; summary judgment granted for defendant, construction fee issue remains to be decided)

41

Cardin Chiropractic & Acupuncture Clinic, P.A. (f/k/a Manfredi) v. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, No. 0516-CV32359 (Mo. Cir. Ct., Jackson Cnty.)

(allied provider breach of contract, arbitration clause defeated, class settlement approved);

42

Roco, Inc. v. EOG Resources, Inc., No. 14-1065-JAR (D. Kan.)

(improper royalty owner deductions, class pending);

43

Jackson v. Sprint Nextel, No. 08-4133-RDR (D. Kan.)

(antitrust case, dismissed after MDL lost);

44

Ryan Avenarius and Rodney Jaeger v. Eaton Corporation, et al., No. 10-CV-2539-EFM (D. Kan.) and 11-09-SLR (D. Delaware)

(antitrust, class certification denied, appeal pending);

45

Alice Colton v. Antero Resources Corporation and Antero Resources Piceance Corp., No. 2013CV30281 (Colo. Dist. Ct., Garfield Cnty.)

(improper royalty deductions, class certification pending);

46

Fitzgerald v. Cabot Oil & Gas Corp., No. 14CV58 (Kan. Dist. Ct., Seward Cnty.)

(improper royalty deductions dismissed);

47

Lambert v. Chevron U.S.A., Inc., No. 14-cv-01220-JAR (D. Kan.)

(improper royalty deductions, class certification pending);

48

Catron v. Colt Energy, Inc., et al., No. 13-cv-04073-CM (D. Kan.)

(class action under Kansas Restraint of Trade Act, remanded to state court; and dismissed);

49

Frank v. Crawley Petroleum Corp., No. CVI-14-1193-R (W.D. Okla)

(improper royalty deduction class action);

50

Owens v. Dart Cherokee, No. 12-4157-JAR (D. Kan.)

(improper royalty deductions, class settlement approved);

51

Dreitz v. Linn Operating, Inc., et al., No. 13-1179-EFM (D. Kan.)

(improper royalty deductions, case stayed due to bankruptcy);

52

Gagnon v. Merit Energy Co., No. 14-cv-00832-PAB (D. Colo.)

(improper royalty deductions, class certification denied, reconsideration denied);

53

Baker Farms, Inc. v. Sandridge Exploration & Production, L.L.C., No. 14-CV-06 (Kan. Dist. Ct., Comanche Cnty.)

(improper royalty deductions, dismissed after informal discovery);

54

Whisenant v. Strat Land Exploration Co., No. CJ-2014-4, (Okl. Dist. Ct., Beaver Cnty.)

(improper royalty deduction, class pending);

55

Whisenant v. Sheridan Production Co., No. CIV-15-81-M (W.D. Okla.)

(improper royalty deductions, remand denied, reversed on appeal, second remand motion pending);

56

Barraza v. Cricket Wireless, LLC, No. C 15-02471 WHA (N.D. Cal.)

(putative consumer class action, settled individually before arbitration trial);