Antero Gets W.Va. Royalty Owners' Payment Row Trimmed

Law360 (June 12, 2018, 3:59 PM EDT) -- A West Virginia federal judge on Monday trimmed now-consolidated suits brought by a coalition of oil and gas royalty owners who allege Antero Resources Corp. and related entities improperly reduced their payments, keeping only a breach of contract claim against a single defendant.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley allowed the 11 oil and gas royalty owners to amend for the second time their complaint alleging that Antero improperly deducted certain post-production costs. The judge consolidated the landowners' cases and allowed a claim to continue only against Antero, and not Antero Midstream Partners LP and other entities that were not directly...

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