SCOTUS grants case that will provide clarity to class action forum changes

Case could have wide-ranging effects on class action suits

The U.S. Supreme Court granted one new case on April 7, and it’s one that in-house counsel should pay attention to for its implications on class action lawsuits.

In Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Company, LLC v. Owens, a group of royalty owners sued Dart Cherokee over unpaid royalties on the company’s oil and gas wells. The plaintiffs originally filed suit in Kansas state court, where the wells were located, but the Michigan-based Dart Cherokee sought to have the case moved to federal court.

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