Texas High Court Won't Pick Up Chesapeake Lease Appeal

Law360, New York (February 8, 2013, 4:13 PM EST) -- The Texas Supreme Court on Friday refused a second time to hear a dispute brought by a landowner who alleged Chesapeake Exploration LLC wrongfully pooled 84 acres under an expired oil and gas lease that resulted in loss royalties for the landowner.

The high court denied a motion for rehearing filed by Eddie E. Godfrey, who along with Ranley Godfrey served as co-trustee of the Emmitt I. Godfrey Marital Trust, over provisions of an oil and gas lease covering 269 acres in Johnson County with Chesapeake,...
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