Beaumont, Texas, litigator Bryan Blevins credits the records he found in discovery against a Pennsylvania-based oil and gas company with securing a $24.4 million settlement in a recently closed case for royalty owners, who allow energy production companies to drill and operate wells on their land in exchange for payment.

The case might interest attorneys prosecuting and defending cases in a growing litigation area involving royalty owners suing oil and gas companies, alleging the corporations weren’t paying enough for leases.