Cheating mineral owners on their royalty payments happens all the time.
Landowners settle with Marcellus Shale driller
Friday, July 23, 2010
By Torsten Ove, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Some 2,000 landowners in Pennsylvania will receive a share of $1.75 million and could get as much as $20 million over the next few years as part of the settlement of a federal class-action suit against a Texas-based gas company drilling in the Marcellus Shale.