Details for OPAD MEDIA SOLUTIONS LLC

LEGAL NOTICE

If You Are or Were an Ovintiv or Newfield Royalty Owner
in an Oklahoma Oil and Gas Well, You Could Be a Part of a
Proposed Class Action Settlement
The Settlement Class includes, subject to certain excluded persons or entities as detailed in the
Settlement Agreement:
All non-excluded persons or entities who are royalty owners in Oklahoma oil-and-gas wells
where Defendants (including their affiliated predecessors and affiliated successors) are or were
the operator (or a working interest owner who marketed its share of gas and directly paid royalties
to the royalty owners) during the Claim Period. The Class claims relate to or arise from royalty
payments for gas and its constituents (such as residue gas, natural gas liquids, helium, nitrogen,
or drip condensate).
The Litigation seeks damages for Defendants’ alleged failure to properly pay royalty on gas and its
constituents. The Claim Period is September 25, 2014, to April 30, 2021. Defendants expressly deny
all allegations of wrongdoing or liability with respect to the claims and allegations in the Litigation.
The Court did not decide which side is right.
On August 3, 2021, the Court preliminarily approved a Settlement in which Defendants have agreed
to pay Nineteen Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($19,500,000.00) in cash (the “Gross
Settlement Fund”). From the Gross Settlement Fund, the Court may deduct Class Counsel’s Fees
and Litigation Expenses, a Case Contribution Award, and any settlement Administration, Notice, and
Distribution Costs. The remainder of the fund (the “Net Settlement Fund”) will be distributed to Final
Class Members as provided in the Settlement Agreement. Complete information on the benefits of
the Settlement, including information on the distribution of the Net Settlement Fund, can be found
in the Settlement Agreement posted on the website listed below. In exchange, Class Members will
release Defendants and others identified in the Settlement Agreement from the claims described in the
Settlement Agreement.
The attorneys who represent the Class as Class Counsel are: Reagan E. Bradford and Ryan K. Wilson
of Bradford & Wilson PLLC as Co-Lead Counsel. You may hire your own attorney, if you wish.
However, you will be responsible for that attorney’s fees and expenses.

What Are My Legal Rights?
• Do Nothing, Stay in the Class, and Receive Benefits of the Settlement: If the Court
approves the proposed Settlement, you or your successors, if eligible, will receive the benefits
of the proposed Settlement.
• Stay in the Settlement Class, But Object to All or Part of the Settlement: You can file and
serve a written objection to the Settlement and appear before the Court. Your written objection
must contain the information described in the Notice of Settlement found at the website listed
below and must be filed with the Court no later than October 20, 2021, at 5 p.m. CT.
• Exclude Yourself from the Settlement Class: To exclude yourself from the Settlement Class,
you must file a written statement with the Court. Your Request for Exclusion must contain
the information described in the Notice of Settlement found at the website listed below and
must be filed and received no later than October 20, 2021, at 5 p.m. CT. You cannot exclude
yourself on the website, by telephone, or by email.
The Court will hold a Final Fairness Hearing on November 3, 2021, 2:00 p.m. CT at the United States
District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma. At the Hearing, the Court will consider whether
the proposed Settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate. The Court will also consider the application
for Class Counsel’s Fees and Litigation Expenses and Administration, Notice, and Distribution Costs,
including a Case Contribution Award. If comments or objections have been submitted in the manner
required, the Court will consider them as well. Please note that the date of the Final Fairness Hearing
is subject to change without further notice. If you plan to attend the Hearing, you should check with
the Court and www.swafford-ovintiv.com to confirm no change to the date and time of the Hearing
has been made.
This notice provides only a summary. For more detailed information regarding the rights and
obligations of Settlement Class Members, read the Notice of Settlement, Settlement Agreement
and other documents posted on the website or contact the Settlement Administrator.
Visit: www.swafford-ovintiv.com
Call Toll-Free: 1-833-677-1102
Or write to: Swafford v. Ovintiv
c/o JND Legal Administration, Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 91308
Seattle, WA 98111
Published in the Tulsa World, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, (10/09/2021)

www.swafford-ovintiv.com

1-833-677-1102

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