Antero Resources Ducks W.Va. Landowner’s Drilling Suit

Law360, New York (April 7, 2017, 4:49 PM EDT) -- A West Virginia federal judge on Friday tossed a landowner's suit accusing Antero Resources Corp. of unauthorized drilling on her land, saying she can't escape agreements allowing the energy company to drill a trio of wells and lease her mineral estate.

Luscious Graham had lodged trespass and conversion claims against Colorado-based Antero, saying the company drilled three oil and gas wells and tapped her mineral estate without her consent. Antero lodged counterclaims that argued that Graham signed three joint operating agreements letting the company drill the wells, agreements that allowed the company to lease her mineral estate and only pay her...

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