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February 28, 2014

Osage shareholders urged to attend hearing

Osage shareholders are urged to attend a federal courthouse hearing on March 6 to hear the recent developments in the Fletcher v. United States case.

Federal Judge Gregory Frizzell in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Oklahoma recently granted class-action certification Feb. 4.

January 10, 2014

The next hearing is set for March 6 at 9:30 a.m. at the Tulsa Federal Courthouse in downtown Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. - The proverbial curtain of Oz could be pulled back if a federal judge allows the plaintiffs in the Fletcher v. United States case to conduct discovery into the accounting and ownership of Osage headrights.

The case went before Federal Judge Gregory Frizzell in the U.S District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma after it got kicked back from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

November 5, 2013

The court ruled Sept. 13 that Osage Nation members William Fletcher and Charles Pratt are entitled to an accounting from the United States’ management of Osage oil and gas royalties

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals recently breathed new life into the decade old Fletcher v. United States case.

The court ruled Sept. 13 that Osage Nation members William Fletcher and Charles Pratt are entitled to an accounting from the United States’ management of Osage oil and gas royalties.

June 18, 2010
Defendant in Fletcher case gives back shares of Mineral Estate
September 14, 2009

Defendants in the seven-year-old Fletcher v. USA gave attorneys a bit of a surprise at a scheduling conference in Tulsa Sept. 10

July 17, 2009

Shareholders could receive roughly $139,000 per headright

The Osage Nation’s attorneys are “hopeful” that the Nation’s nine-year-old Trust lawsuit against the U.S. government might be nearing an end.

“Our goal is to get a judgment or settlement as quickly as we can,” said Wilson Pipestem, the Nation’s attorney for the case, at a trust update meeting June 11 at the Wahzhazhi Cultural Center. “I’m very optimistic . . . I’m hopeful that this could happen within the year.”