Chesapeake Sues American Energy Partners

Suit Alleges McClendon Stole Trade Secrets
Chesapeake Eagle Ford Drilling Map

Chesapeake Eagle Ford Acreage – Drilling Map

Chesapeake Energy, a major producer in the Eagle Ford, has filed a lawsuit against former CEO Aubrey McClendon’s new company, American Energy Partners. The suit alleges McClendon stole confidential documents including maps of oil and gas prospects before leaving the company in 2013.

The suit was filed on Tuesday in Oklahoma County District Court and relies on a forensic audit of Mr. McClendon’s emails that are said to contain evidence of wrongdoing.

In a prepared statement, Mr. McClendon commented  “It is beyond belief that the company that I co-founded 25 years ago and where I worked tirelessly to build it into one of America’s largest and most successful oil-and-gas producers has now decided to add insult to injury almost two years to the day after my resignation by wrongly accusing me of misappropriating information.”

McClendon founded Chesapeake in 1989 and came under scrutiny multiple times throughout the past several years as his position magnified. He was named one of the few eagle Ford Billionaires in 2013.

Read more:  CHK Plans For New Leadership

Shares of Chesapeake stock declined this week as news of the legal trouble surfaced on Tuesday.

Chesapeake is active all across the Eagle Ford including Atascosa County, Dimmit County, Duval County, Frio County, Goliad County, LaSalle County, McMullen County, Washington County, Webb County and Zavala County.


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Elizabeth Alford

Elizabeth Alford

Elizabeth Alford writes on significant news developments in the Eagle Ford oil and gas play taking place across South TX. She is a freelance writer with an extensive communications, PR, and staff writing background.
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