Lewis et al v. Enerquest Oil and Gas, LLC et al

Filing 9

ORDER granting 7 Motion to Dismiss Party separate defendants Huddleston Exploration, LLC, Petroquest Exploration, Colt Energy, Inc. and Daubert Energy Company, LLC are dismissed. Signed by Honorable Susan O. Hickey on November 28, 2012. (cnn)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS EL DORADO DIVISION BRYANT LEWIS; HELOISE LEWIS; BARRY CARTER, TOR, INC.; LEWARK, LLC.; TONY ALLEN; MARY J. ALLEN; JAMES MODISETTE; LINDA WARE BAILEY; KENNETH WARE; DOROTHY WARE; MARY FRANCES WARE PHILLIPS; NORMA SULLIVAN; TRINA LOWERY; WILLIAM LOWERY; HARRY KOLB REVOCABLE TRUST; POLLY FOOTE; PATRICIA SWANSON; JEROME CAMP; PAMELA C. WARREN; and CASSIE FARRAR VS. PLAINTIFFS CASE NO. 1:12-CV-1067 ENERQUEST OIL AND GAS, LLC.; PETROQUEST EXPLORATION; BP AMERICA PRODUCTION COMPANY; DAUBERT ENERGY COMPANY, LLC; COLT ENERGY, INC.; and HUDDLESTON EXPLORATION, LLC DEFENDANTS ORDER Before the Court is Separate Defendant EnerQuest Oil and Gas, LLC’s Motion to Dismiss Parties. (ECF No. 7). EnerQuest moves the Court to Dismiss Separate Defendants Daubert Energy Company, LLC, Colt Energy, Inc., Huddleston Exploration, LLC, and PetroQuest Exploration. In Plaintiffs’ Complaint (ECF No. 1), they allege that Defendants own an interest in certain leases that have been pooled together in the Chalybeat Springs Field Wide Smackover Lime Unit. Plaintiff seeks to cancel any of Defendants’ leases that are on formations not presently producing. In its motion, EnerQuest points out that the four entities listed above do not actually own an interest in any of the leases described in Plaintiffs’ Complaint. Therefore, EnerQuest seeks to have these parties dismissed from the lawsuit. The Court has been informed that Plaintiff does not oppose the motion. Upon consideration, the Court is satisfied that good cause for the motion has been shown. Accordingly, the Court finds that Separate Defendant EnerQuest’s motion (ECF No. 7) should be and hereby is GRANTED. Separate Defendants Daubert Energy Company, LLC, Colt Energy, Inc., Huddleston Exploration, LLC, and PetroQuest Exploration are DISMISSED. IT IS SO ORDERED, this 28th day of November, 2012. /s/ Susan O. Hickey Hon. Susan O. Hickey United States District Judge

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