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Continental Resources CEO withdraws defamation lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY — Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm has withdrawn a defamation lawsuit against a fellow oilman for a Facebook post that was critical of him.

Hamm didn’t list a reason in his court filing last week to dismiss his lawsuit against Mickey Thompson.

Thompson had posted a link on his Facebook to an Energywire news story back in June. It said the University of Oklahoma asked Hamm for a donation to establish a “Continental Resources Center for Energy Research and Technology,” while scientists from the Oklahoma Geological Survey were trying to formulate an official stance on the link between earthquakes and oil and gas exploration.

Thompson said Hamm tried to “squelch OGS efforts to establish good science on seismicity.”

Local media outlets report that Thompson has since removed the post.

In related news, Continental Resources profit beats as cost cuts offset cheap oil.

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