This lawsuit is for anyone who acquired securities in Range Resources Corporation (NYSE: RRC) from April 29, 2016 through February 10, 2021.
The lawsuit alleges that the Company and certain of its executives violated federal law. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that, throughout the time period mentioned above, the Company misled investors regarding its financial condition. More specifically, the lawsuit alleges that the Company misled investors by telling investors that the Company had controls in place to assure that the Company complied with environmental laws but then, in violation of 2012 Oil and Gas Act, misclassifying some of its wells as inactive, when the Company should have classified the wells as abandoned.
On February 10, 2021, Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection (the “DEP”) announced that Range Resources had paid a $294,000 civil penalty to the agency on January 8, 2021 for violating the 2012 Oil and Gas Act. According to the DEP’s investigation, "between Tuesday, July 16, 2013, and Monday, October 11, 2017, 42 of Range Resources' conventional wells were placed on inactive status but were never used again" and that several of the Company's "wells had not been in use for 12 months at the time Range Resources submitted its applications for inactive status," even though "after 12 consecutive months of no production, the well would be classified as abandoned and must be plugged." In addition to paying the DEP's civil penalty, Range Resources was ultimately required to plug the wells the agency identified as having no viable future use to remediate the issue. On this news, the price of the Company's stock again dropped precipitously on unusually heavy trading volume.
The Law Offices of Howard G. Smith seeks to recover damages on behalf of class members. If you acquired securities in Range Resources Corporation (NYSE: RRC) from April 29, 2016 through February 10, 2021 you may join the lawsuit by submitting your information online, or you may call the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith and speak to Mr. Smith directly to learn how he can protect your rights.
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1. I have reviewed the Complaint and authorized its filing.
2. Plaintiff did not purchase the security that is the subject of this
action, at the direction of plaintiff's counsel or in order to
participate in any private action arising under this title.
3. I am willing to serve as a representative party on behalf of a class
and will testify at deposition and trial, if necessary.
4. My transactions in the securities, which are the subject of this
action, during the Class Period set forth in the Complaint are as
5. I have not served as a representative party on behalf of a class
under the federal security laws during the last three years, except
if detailed below.
6. I will not accept any payment for serving as a representative party,
except to receive my pro rata share of any recovery or as ordered
or approved by the court including the award to a representative
plaintiff of reasonable costs and expenses (including lost wages)
directly relating to the representation of the class.
agreement and retain the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith and its associates to proceed on Plaintiff's behalf, on a contingent fee basis. If I am executing this agreement on behalf of an institution, I further certify that I am authorized to execute this agreement on behalf of the institution.