DOJ Challenges Anadarko Win In Royalty Relief Case

Law360, New York (March 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Warning of the potential for the U.S. Treasury to be deprived of tens of billions of dollars in revenue, the federal government is challenging an appellate panel’s January ruling in favor of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. in an oil and gas royalty dispute.

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a petition Monday seeking an en banc rehearing with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. On Jan. 12, a three-judge panel rejected the government’s bid to collect royalties on eight Anadarko Petroleum Corp. offshore oil...
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