Kaiser-Francis Appeal Of Gas Royalty Class Rejected

Law360, New York (August 12, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has rejected a petition by Kaiser-Francis Oil Co. to review a lower court's certification of a class action accusing the company of failing to pay adequate royalties on natural gas to owners of mineral rights in Oklahoma.

In an unsigned opinion Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit denied Kaiser-Francis' request to appeal a June order from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma certifying the class. The appeals court made its...
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