Chesapeake Energy (CHK -0.8%) has exploited little-known laws in Texas and at least three other...

|About: Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK)|By:, SA News Editor

Chesapeake Energy (CHK -0.8%) has exploited little-known laws in Texas and at least three other states to force land owners to hand over drilling rights and sometimes forfeit profits, according to the latest Reuters special report on the company. Land brokers, land owners and lawyers say such deals are pushing ethical and legal limits.