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Investor Alert: Chapparal Energy Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

(Last Updated On: August 21, 2016)

Have you suffered losses in Chapparal Energy, Inc.? If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you.

Chaparral Energy, Inc. operates as an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company in the United States. It is involved in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and operation of oil and natural gas properties primarily in Oklahoma and Texas. The company also operates CO2 enhanced oil recovery projects. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. On May 9, 2016, Chaparral Energy, Inc. along with its affiliates filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

High-yield bonds—also called non-investment-grade bonds, speculative-grade bonds, or junk bonds—are bonds that are rated below investment grade, typically ‘BB’ or lower by Standard & Poor’s and ‘Ba’ or lower by Moody’s. They pay high yields to bondholders because the borrowers credit ratings are less than pristine, making it difficult for them to acquire capital at an inexpensive cost. Junk bonds carry an above average risk that the issuer will default on the bond. The increased risk makes them arguably unsuitable for many investors.

Brokerage-firms and investment adviser are required to make investment recommendations that are suitable for their clients in light of their clients particular investment situation – net worth, investment objectives, income, and investment experience. Brokerage firms or advisors who sell junk bonds to unsuitable investors or fail to adequately disclose the risks of the investments can be held accountable for losses suffered through a FINRA arbitration claim.

If you have suffered losses with your investment in Chapparal Energy, Inc. and would like to speak with a securities attorney about your litigation options, please call The White Law Group at 312-238-9650 for a free consultation.

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