In an effort to streamline the growing number of cases against Chesapeake Energy over royalty payments, a state judicial panel has appointed two Tarrant County judges to hear pretrial motions on issues such as evidence and testimony. Fort Worth attorney Dan McDonald, fifth from the left, represents thousands of plaintiffs suing Chesapeake.
In an effort to streamline the growing number of cases against Chesapeake Energy over royalty payments, a state judicial panel has appointed two Tarrant County judges to hear pretrial motions on issues such as evidence and testimony. Fort Worth attorney Dan McDonald, fifth from the left, represents thousands of plaintiffs suing Chesapeake. Rodger Mallison Star-Telegram archives
In an effort to streamline the growing number of cases against Chesapeake Energy over royalty payments, a state judicial panel has appointed two Tarrant County judges to hear pretrial motions on issues such as evidence and testimony. Fort Worth attorney Dan McDonald, fifth from the left, represents thousands of plaintiffs suing Chesapeake. Rodger Mallison Star-Telegram archives

Court merges Chesapeake royalty lawsuits for pretrial motions

April 13, 2015 12:01 PM