Chesapeake Beats Ohio Class Cert. As Attys Criticized

Law360 (October 5, 2018, 6:14 PM EDT) -- An Ohio federal judge on Friday denied a bid to certify a class action brought in pursuit of allegedly underpaid oil and gas royalties, calling into question the adequacy of the work by the attorneys pursuing the case against a Chesapeake Energy Corp. unit..

U.S. District Judge Sara Lioi questioned the quality of the plaintiffs' attorneys in the royalty case against Chesapeake Appalachia LLC, saying they seemed to assume they would prevail by blindly relying on other cases they thought would dictate the result. That was not enough, according to the order.

The court also said issues with the class counsel and...

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