A Denver-area oilman says he will continue his claims that energy and natural gas pipeline companies are cheating the federal government out of billions in royalties. A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a Wyoming federal judge's decision that threw out 73 lawsuits filed by Jack Grynberg, who runs a petroleum company in Colorado. The court cited a law that aims to give incentives to whistleblowers while discouraging "opportunistic plaintiffs."
10th Circuit Dismisses Oilman's Claims of Royalties Fraud
The Associated Press
March 20, 2009