It is called headline risk - dividend cut has not been announced yet. Two additional lawsuits in the wings. @ rules of investing is you hear "Accounting irregularities" - Sell, you hear "Lawsuit" - Sell.
Thank you for your analysis. I would, however, appreciate a direct answer from the individual that the post was addressed to. I would appreciate knowing if the poster addressed in my post knows what percentage of the approximately 1650 active and inactive wells in the trust were effected by the settlement and how many of the wells are part of the classes in the two remaining lawsuits.