Allen v. Apache Corporation
Allen v. Apache

Welcome to the Allen v. Apache Corporation Settlement Website

If You Are or Were Paid by Apache Corporation Proceeds from an Oklahoma Oil and Gas Well, You Could Be Part of a Proposed Class Action Settlement.

Important Update: The Settlement Administrator began issuing Distribution Checks to eligible Class Members on May 12, 2023.

What is this lawsuit about?

The Litigation seeks damages for Defendant’s alleged failure to pay statutory interest on payments made by Defendant (or on Defendant’s behalf) outside the time periods set forth in the Production Revenue Standards Act (the “PRSA”) for oil and gas production proceeds from oil and gas wells in Oklahoma.

Defendant denies any and all liability related to Plaintiffs’ allegations and further states that neither Plaintiffs nor any of the Class Members are entitled to the relief sought in the Litigation and further states that it would not be appropriate to award any type of damages to the Class Members. The Court has made no determination with respect to any of the parties’ claims or defenses.

Who is included?

The Settlement Class in the Litigation consists of all non-excluded persons or entities who received, or during the pendency of this action will receive, Untimely Payments from Defendant for O&G Proceeds from Oklahoma Wells and whose payments did not also include statutory interest prescribed by the Act.

A list of the persons or entities excluded from the Classes can be found in the Notice of Proposed Settlement, which is available for download from the Important Documents page.

If you belong to the Settlement Class and the Settlement is approved, your legal rights will be affected. Read the Notice carefully to see what your rights and options are in connection with the Settlement.

What does the Settlement provide?

In consideration of the Settlement, Defendant has agreed to pay Fifteen Million Dollars ($15,000,000.00) in cash (“Gross Settlement Fund”). In exchange for the payment noted above and other consideration outlined in the Settlement Agreement, the Settlement Class shall release any and all Released Claims the Releasing Parties have or may have against the Released Parties. The Gross Settlement Fund, less Plaintiffs’ Attorneys’ Fees, Litigation Expenses, Administration, Notice, and Distribution Costs, any Case Contribution Award awarded by the Court, other costs approved by the Court, and potentially some amount of money attributable to Class Members who are excluded from the Settlement Class will be distributed to Class Members who qualify for a distribution.


These deadlines may be moved, canceled, or otherwise modified, so please check this site regularly for updates.

Option and Deadline Event
Do Nothing, Participate In The Settlement If the Settlement is approved, you do not need to take any further action to participate in the Settlement and receive a payment. The portion of the Net Settlement Fund to which you are entitled will be calculated as part of the administration of the Settlement. You will be bound by theterms of the Settlement as set forth in the Settlement Agreement and the documents referenced therein, including the final Judgment enterein the Litigation, and will be bound by the release of and agreement not to sue the Released Parties.

Exclude Yourself
(received by November 2, 2022 at 5 p.m. CT)

If you do not wish to be a member of the Settlement Class, you must exclude yourself and you will not receive any payment from the Settlement Fund. You cannot bring or be part of another lawsuit or arbitration against any of the Released Parties based on any Released Claims unless you exclude yourself from the Settlement Class. For more information, see FAQ 13.

(received by November 2, 2022 at 5 p.m. CT)

If you do not exclude yourself and you wish to object to any part of the Settlement, the attorneys’ fees or litigation costs requested by Class Counsel, or the Case Contribution Award requested by Plaintiffs, you may write to the Court about your objections. For more information, see FAQ 18.
Attend the Final Fairness Hearing
on November 16, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. CT
If you have submitted a valid and timely written objection to any aspect of the Settlement, the attorneys’ fees or litigation expenses requested by Class Counsel, or the Case Contribution Award requested by Plaintiffs, you may (but do not have to) attend the Final Fairness Hearing and present your objections to the Court at that hearing.

For More Information

Visit this website often to get the most up-to-date information.

Allen v Apache
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91231
Seattle, WA 98111