$25,000,000 Royalty Owner Class Action Settlement
In the case of Glen D. Sacket v. Great Plains Pipeline Co., et al., Case No. CJ-2002-70, District Court of Woods 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 production from wells hooked to a single gathering system located in Woods, Major and Alfalfa Counties, Oklahoma. The royalty owners asserted claims for improper deductions, affiliate transactions and civil conspiracy. After the court order certifying the case as a class action was affirmed on appeal, the firm's representation resulted in a $25 million settlement, which was distributed to royalty owners in the subject wells.