West Virginia Lease Dispute Ordered Into Arbitration, Stayed Pending Outcome
Mealey's (June 16, 2015, 3:06 PM EDT) -- WHEELING, W.Va. — A natural gas operator’s motion to compel arbitration was granted May 30, 2014, in a lawsuit removed to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia; the plaintiffs seek damages and a declaratory judgment that an oil and natural gas lease is void because of alleged fraudulent inducement in the negotiation of the contract (Brian Dytko, et al. v. Chesapeake Appalachia, No. 13-150, N.D. W.Va.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 73706).