Miller v. DCP Operating Company, LP, et al.
Miller-DCP Settlement

Welcome to the Miller v. DCP Settlement Website

If you have received a payment from DCP Operating Company, LP or DCP Midstream, LP for production from an oil and gas well in Oklahoma, you could be a part of a proposed class action settlement.

Important Update: The Settlement Administrator began issuing Distribution Checks to eligible Class Members on October 27, 2021.

What is this Lawsuit about?

The Litigation seeks damages for Defendants’ alleged failure to pay statutory interest on payments made by Defendants (or on behalf of Defendants) outside the time periods set forth in the Production Revenue Standards Act. Defendants deny any and all liability related to Plaintiff’s allegations. A more detailed description of the allegations can be found at FAQ 2.

Who is Included in the Settlement?

The Settlement Class consists of the following individuals and entities:

All non-excluded persons or entities to whom Defendants (or Defendants’ designee): (1) made Untimely Payments for oil and gas proceeds from Oklahoma wells between June 10, 2008 and December 31, 2020, and (2) the payments did not include the statutory interest under Oklahoma’s Production Revenue Standards Act (PRSA), 52 O.S. § 570.1 et seq. An “Untimely Payment” for purposes of this class definition means payment of proceeds from the sale of production from an oil and/or gas well after the statutory periods identified in 52 O.S. §570.10 (B)(l) and (B)(3)(a). Untimely Payments do not include: (a) payments of proceeds to an owner under 52 O.S. §570.10(B)(3) (minimum pay) if paid annually for the twelve months accumulation of proceeds totaling at least $10; (b) pass-through payments; or (c) prior period adjustments.

A list of the persons or entities excluded from the Class can be found at FAQ 7 and in the Long-Form Notice, which is available for download from the Important Documents page.

What does the Settlement provide?

In consideration of the Settlement, Defendant has agreed to pay $9,900,000.00 in cash. The Settlement, if approved, will result in the dismissal of the Petition against Defendants and the release by all Class Members of all the Released Claims the Releasing Parties may have against the Released Parties. The Net Settlement Fund will be distributed to the Class Members who are not excluded from the Settlement Class in accordance with the provisions of the Allocation Methodology and Final Plan of Allocation, which is explained at FAQ 10.


Option and Deadline Event
Take No Further Action, Participate In The Settlement If the Settlement is approved, you do not need to take any further action to participate in the Settlement and receive a payment.  The portion of the Net Settlement Fund to which you are entitled will be calculated as part of the administration of the Settlement.
Exclude Yourself
(received by June 9, 2021 at 5 p.m. CDT)
If you did not wish to be a member of the Settlement Class, you had to exclude yourself and you will not receive any payment from the Settlement Fund. You cannot bring or be part of another lawsuit or arbitration against any of the Released Parties based on any Released Claims unless you excluded yourself from the Settlement Class.
(received by June 9, 2021 at 5 p.m. CDT)
If you did not exclude yourself and you wished to object to any part of the Settlement, the attorneys' fees or litigation costs requested by Plaintiff's Counsel, or the Case Contribution Award requested by Plaintiff, you could have written to the Court about your objections.
Attend the Final Fairness Hearing
on June 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
If you have submitted a valid and timely written objection to any aspect of the Settlement, the attorneys’ fees or litigation expenses requested by Plaintiff’s Counsel, or the Case Contribution Award requested by Plaintiff, you may (but do not have to) attend the Final Fairness Hearing and present your objections to the Court at that hearing (as described in FAQ 23 and in the Settlement Agreement).
Do Nothing If you are a Class Member and do nothing, you will be bound by the terms of the Settlement as set forth in the Settlement Agreement and the documents referenced therein, will be bound by the release and agreement not to sue the Released Parties, will receive your portion of the Net Settlement Fund (if any), and will not be able to bring or pursue any Released Claims in any other lawsuit or arbitration. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the Settlement and all other documents regarding the Settlement that can be found on the Important Documents page.

For More Information

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Miller-DCP Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91205
Seattle, WA 98111