Steven W. Quattlebaum Achieves Defense Verdict for BHP Billiton
April 21, 2016 01:04 PM
IADC member Steven W. Quattlebaum, a managing member of Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC, along with fellow attorneys from his firm and from PPGMR Law, achieved a defense verdict in favor of BHP Billiton in a case claiming a breach of three oil and gas production contracts. The plaintiffs alleged their leases should have been further developed and the failure of the defendant to drill additional wells on the leased properties violated the implied covenant of reasonable development in their leases. A six-day jury trial in United States District Court in Little Rock, Arkansas, resulted in a defense verdict on all counts.