Chesapeake Hit With RICO Suit Over $5B Antitrust Scheme

Law360, Los Angeles (February 18, 2015, 6:56 PM EST) -- A group of more than 90 landowners and other owners of royalty interests in natural gas hit Chesapeake Energy Corp. with a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act suit in Pennsylvania federal court on Tuesday, after it allegedly reaped $5 billion by limiting trade in the market for gas-gathering services.

The suit also accuses Chesapeake and Williams Partners LP, previously known as Access Midstream Partners LP, of violating RICO with a scheme and transactions designed to bail Chesapeake out of its financial problems. Chesapeake, the second...
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Case Information

Case Title

Plaintiff v. Defendant

Case Number



Pennsylvania Middle

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions



Date Filed

January 1, 2017


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