Wage fight allowed to move ahead in Texas against Chesapeake Energy

Chesapeake Energy finds itself in a continuing lawsuit over wages in a South Texas federal court.

U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth in San Antonio is allowing two former Chesapeake workers push ahead with their suit even though they failed to respond to a legal motion by Chesapeake.

Chad Burns and David Torres convinced the judge they failed to respond because of an “administrative error” by their attorney and thus their failure to meet requirements of class certification wasn’t their fault.

The Judge ruled he will allow their reconsideration. Burns and Torres had filed suit seeking unpaid overtime compensation under the Federal Labor Standards Act.  Both were pumpers for Chesapeake in the Eagle Ford Shale area of South Texas.