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Date: 11-09-2001

Case Style: Bridenstine v Kaiser-Francis Oil Co

Case Number: CJ-2000-1

Judge: Kincannon

Court: District Court, Texas County, Oklahoma

Plaintiff's Attorney: Robert Barnes of Barnes & Lewis PC, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma;
Doug Burns, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and
Terry Stowers, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Defendant's Attorney: Keith Sellers, Tulsa, Oklahoma and
Joseph H. Bocock of McAfee & Taft, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Description: Class action of gas royalty owners against oil companies for underpayment of royalty on wells.

Outcome: Settlements of $26 million. Jury trial with non-settling defendant (Kaiser-Francis) resulted in judgment totaling $73.8 million ($55 mil actual & $18.8 mil punitive)

Plaintiff's Experts: Dan Reinike, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma , engineer;
Barbara Ley, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, accountant;
Tony Say, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, gas marketer; and
Mark Garrett, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, accountant

Defendant's Experts: Unknown

Comments: None

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