In the lawsuit, "Yost Energy, LLC" claims it still has the lease to an oil well on Peanuts' farm. But Peanuts contends the lease expired in august of last year, and he and his wife are the sole owners of the well and the oil it holds.
Peanuts' attorney, David Broderick, finds it interesting that Yost waited until two weeks before the primary to file a lawsuit over a contract that allegedly expired eight months ago. Broderick says he will ask the court to declare the lease expired, and will seek compensation for damage done to the Gaines' property.
The attorney for "Yost Energy" says he waited until now to file because there was no disagreement over the lease until January, and he just received authorization from his clients this month to file the lawsuit.