Judge Says Fracking Company Can Compel Arbitration To Resolve Royalty Dispute

Mealey's (October 7, 2016, 3:07 PM EDT) -- YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A federal judge in Ohio on Sept. 29 ruled that a hydraulic fracturing company can compel arbitration to resolve a royalty payment dispute raised by leaseholders who contend that the company has underpaid them (Hope Christian Fellowship, et al. v. Chesapeake Energy Corporation, et al., No. 15-02275, N.D. Ohio).

(Opinion available.  Document #94-161011-013Z.)

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Hope Christian Fellowship, individually and on behalf of other landowners, sued Chesapeake Energy Corp. and Chesapeake Operating L.L.C. in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio...
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