Dallas Hit With $200M Suit Over Oil And Gas Lease Breach

Law360, Dallas (February 13, 2014, 7:25 PM EST) -- Oil production company Trinity East Energy LLC on Thursday sued the city of Dallas, seeking more than $200 million in damages for the city’s alleged breach of an oil and gas lease when the City Council voted to deny the company drilling permits on public land.

Trinity East alleges city leaders effectively orchestrated a taking of its mineral rights, costing it hundreds of millions in potential lost profits, as well as $19 million it paid in signing bonuses and more than $10 million it spent developing...
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