5th Circ. Revives EOG, Chesapeake Gas Contract Suit

Law360, New York (May 3, 2010, 4:36 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has vacated a district court decision to dismiss a breach of contract suit brought by EOG Resources Inc. against Chesapeake Energy Corp. over the defendant's unilateral decision to drill three wells into a shared natural gas pool in Bossier Parish, La.

Finding that EOG's suit was not an “impermissible collateral attack” on orders by the Louisiana commissioner of conservation that permitted the wells, a three-judge panel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed the lower court ruling and...
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