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The Wall Street Journal: Chesapeake settles legal dispute with Aubrey McClendon’s estate

Chesapeake Energy Corp. and the estate of its former chief executive, the late Aubrey McClendon, have agreed to settle a legal dispute involving claims that McClendon stole sensitive documents from Chesapeake to start a rival company.

The Oklahoma City-based company was seeking $445 million in damages from McClendon’s estate for the alleged theft of maps and data. The company said McClendon took that information with him when he was ousted in 2013 and used it to start American Energy Partners LP.

As part of the settlement filed earlier this month in Oklahoma County District Court, CHK, -0.78% as agreed to drop that claim and pay $3.25 million in legal fees.

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