$12,700,000 Royalty Owner Class Action Settlement

In the case of Carmikael Dodson v. Phillips Petroleum Co., et al., Case No. CJ-2004-0019, District Court of Beckham County, State of Oklahoma, TISDAL & O'HARA were appointed lead counsel and achieved certification of a class of royalty owners asserting claims for unpaid royalties on the sale of oil produced from wells in Beckham and Greer Counties, Oklahoma. After the court order certifying the case as a class action was affirmed on appeal, the firm's representation resulted in a $12.7 million settlement, which was distributed to royalty owners, local schools and local charities.