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Ky high court rejects appeal in royalty case, Atmos Energy off hook for $24.7 million verdict
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, February 20, 2014 10:44 AM EST
A decision overturning a $24.7 million jury verdict against Texas-based Atmos Energy will stand after the Kentucky Supreme Court opted not to hear an appeal by landowners who claimed they didn't get their rightful royalties from an oil and gas project.
An Atmos Energy spokeswoman declined immediate comment on the decision Thursday.
Without a separate opinion, Justices Michelle Keller and Will T. Scott noted they would have granted a hearing in the case.
An Edmonson County jury handed down the verdict and damages in 2010.