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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF PAWNEE COUNTY STATE OF OKLAHOMA
If You Suffered Damage From The Earthquakes in Oklahoma Between April 16, 2013 And the Effective Date, You May Be Eligible For A Payment From Three Class Action Settlements.
A State Court authorized this Notice. This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.
$3,265,000.00 in settlements have been reached in a class action lawsuit about whether Territory Resources, LLC (“Territory”); Cummings Oil Company (“Cummings”); and Tarka Energy, LLC (“Tarka”) operated wastewater disposal wells that allegedly contributed to causing the earthquakes near Pawnee, Oklahoma and also in other areas in Oklahoma occurring within the Settlement Class Period. The Settlements resolve any and all claims against Territory, Cummings, and Tarka alleged to arise from earthquakes that occurred between April 16, 2013 and the Effective Date with epicenters within the State of Oklahoma, including but not limited to the 5.8m earthquake near Pawnee on September 3, 2016. Territory, Cummings, and Tarka dispute and deny all of the allegations made by the Plaintiff. The lawsuit will continue against the remaining defendant EnerVest Operating, L.L.C. (hereafter “Non-Settling Defendant”).
Of the total Settlement Fund of $3,265,000.00, Territory is providing $2,075,000.00, Cummings is providing $815,000.00, and Tarka is contributing another $375,000.00 in cash consideration. Territory, Cummings, and Tarka are referred to here as the “Settling Defendants.
You may be eligible to participate in the proposed Settlements, if they are finally approved, if you owned or have had an interest in residential or commercial real estate properties within the borders of Oklahoma between April 16, 2013 and the Effective Date and suffered earthquake damages from earthquakes near Pawnee, Oklahoma or other seismicity in other areas of Oklahoma.
The Settlements will provide benefits to those who qualify. You will need to file a Claim Form to receive benefits from the Settlements.
Your legal rights are affected whether you act or don’t act. Read the Notice carefully.
|YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT|
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM BY MAY 30, 2023
This is the only way to receive benefits.
|EXCLUDE YOURSELF BY JANUARY 27, 2023||
Request to be excluded and get no benefits from the Settlements. This is the only option that allows you to start or continue your own lawsuit against Territory, Cummings, or Tarka for the claims at issue in the Settlements.
|OBJECT BY FEBRUARY 6, 2023||Write to the Court about why you do not like the Settlements or why you think the Settlements are unfair, inadequate or unreasonable.|
GO TO A HEARING
|Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.|
|Get no benefits. Give up any rights you might have to ever sue Territory, Cummings, and Tarka about the legal claims made in this case and resolved by the Settlements.|
These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in this Notice. The deadlines may be moved, canceled, or otherwise modified, so please check this Settlement Website at regularly for updates and further details.
The Court in charge of this case still must decide whether to approve each of the Settlements. Benefits will be provided to eligible participants only if the Court approves the Settlements and after any appeals are resolved. Please be patient.