10th Circ. Denies Energy Cos. Attys’ Fees In Oil Lease Row

Law360 (May 4, 2018, 6:30 PM EDT) -- The Tenth Circuit on Thursday refused to grant attorneys’ fees to a trio of energy companies in a proposed class action against them and others, including the Bureau of Indian Affairs, over allegedly improperly approved oil leases.

The appeals court denied the motions by Devon Energy LP, CEP Mid-Continent LLC and Ceja Corp. nearly a month after ruling that two Oklahoma landowners’ suit made imprecise allegations that the BIA failed to conduct necessary environmental analyses before approving the oil leases.

The companies lobbed their motions for the fees just two weeks after that ruling. As self-described prevailing parties, Devon Energy and...

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Appellate - 10th Circuit

Nature of Suit

2893 Environmental Matters

Date Filed

December 7, 2016

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