United States ex rel. Johnson v. Shell Oil Co. (E.D. Texas)

The Big Oil False Claims Act Settlements, including $ 168 million paid by Shell and $ 84 million paid by ExxonMobil, totalled over $ 735 million.  Ann Lugbill served as part of a team of lawyers, primarily from Texas, Alabama, and Ohio, challenging "Big Oil" companies' practices that resulted in underpayments of fees or "royalties" for oil pumped from Government lands and tribal lands. Known as the Oil Royalties cases, settling oil companies included BP Amoco, Texaco Inc., Pennzoil-Quaker State Co., Sunoco Inc., Kerr-McGee Corp., Canadian Occidental Petroleum Ltd., and Union Pacific Resources Inc.


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