5th Circ. Lets Texas Intervene In Lease Oil Case

Law360, New York (May 28, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An appeals court has handed a victory to Texas in a long-running battle over settlement funds from long-running antitrust litigation over leaseholder royalty payments, allowing the state to intervene in the case and make an attempt to claim the remaining $4.6 million in funds.

In an order issued Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit agreed with the state's argument that it should be allowed to intervene in the case, saying the district court had abused its discretion by ruling that the state...
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