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Ohio Supreme Court Decision Clarifies Mineral Rights In Utica And Marcellus Shale Plays
This decision will likely be dispositive in most DMA cases, because few surface owner plaintiffs have even attempted to comply with the requirements of the 2006 DMA.
United States
13 Oct 2016
Ohio Supreme Court Strikes Down A Municipality's Efforts To Regulate Oil And Gas Production
The rise of oil and gas production in the Utica and Marcellus shale plays, encouraged by state policies, has led many municipalities to seek to exert some control over oil and gas drilling within their borders.
United States
6 Mar 2015
Are Your Construction Contracts' Forum-Selection And Choice-Of-Law Clauses Enforceable?
Forum-selection and choice-of-law clauses control every aspect of the parties' respective obligations and liabilities undertaken on a project.
United States
19 Jun 2014
The Fracking Case That Wasn't: Recent Texas Jury Verdict Catching The Headlines
A Dallas jury awarded almost $3 million to a Texas family, finding that an energy company's shale drilling activity constituted a private nuisance.
United States
14 May 2014
Pipeline Safety: PHMSA Adopts Important But Limited Updates To Its Enforcement And Hearing Procedures
Effective October 25, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration ("PHMSA"), which is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, implemented new regulations (i) increasing the maximum civil penalty for violations of its substantive pipeline safety regulations, and (ii) making its decision-making process more transparent
United States
6 Nov 2013
No Implied Duty For Operators To Develop "Each Economically Exploitable Strata," Says Pennsylvania Superior Court
In a published opinion on July 12, the Pennsylvania Superior Court, an intermediate appellate court, adhered to the express terms of an oil and gas lease, and affirmed the trial court's decision rejecting the landowners' attempts at terminating the lease due to the operator's failure to develop the Marcellus Shale formation.
United States
23 Jul 2013
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Resolves Marcellus Shale Ownership And Lease Uncertainty By Reaffirming Longtime "Dunham" Rule
Natural gas producers and landowners alike breathed a sigh of relief on April 24, 2013 as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (the "Supreme Court" or "Court") overturned a lower court decision that questioned whether subsurface ownership rights of natural gas in shale formations should be treated differently than ownership rights of natural gas in conventional formations.
United States
2 May 2013
Dormant Minerals Acts And The Marcellus And Utica Shale Plays
Dormant minerals acts, no matter their style, have the power to significantly affect property rights and mineral development.
United States
22 Apr 2013
Immigration Compliance Update: The Four Most Important Things Employers Should Know Right Now
Under the Bush administration, the focus of worksite enforcement actions was arresting illegal aliens. Under the Obama administration, however, the focus of the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS") has shifted to criminal prosecution of employers.
United States
29 Apr 2010
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