Cabot Ducks Landowners' Suit Over Unpaid Gas Lease Bonus

Law360, Philadelphia (October 22, 2012, 6:12 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Tuesday tossed a suit accusing Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. of breaching a drilling lease by refusing to pay a bonus after ruling that attempts by landowners to amend their complaint came too late.

U.S. District Judge Richard Caputo dismissed Mickel Drilling Partners' complaint after ruling that the company had improperly tried to amend its complaint to say that a lease executed in August 2008 was the basis of the relationship between the two companies after its original complaint claimed that...
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