Federal Gas Royalty False Claims Act Litigation
Whistleblower and False Claims Act Litigation
NP represented relator Harrold Wright, one of the co-relators in Johnson v. Shell and the primary relator in Wright v. AGIP Petroleum Company—False Claims Act cases related to underpayment of federal oil and gas royalties. Although Wright was dismissed from the Johnson v. Shell case, NP assisted with the litigation, which resulted in more than $400 million in settlements for the Government. NP was co-lead counsel in Wright v. AGIP Petroleum Company, which was litigated for years in the Eastern District of Texas. In total, Wright v. AGIP Petroleum Company generated more than $100 million in settlements for the United States of America.
NP partners Michael Angelovich and Cary Patterson held the oil and gas industry accountable in this litigation.