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2013 Ohio oil and gas law review

  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 20 2014

This past year proved active for Ohio's oil and gas industry. We saw exploration and drilling operations increase substantially and migrate further

State AGs in the news

  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 5 2014

Incumbent AG Luther Strange (R) and Joe Hubbard (D) received their respective party's nomination after both ran unopposed in the primary. California

PPL Montana, LLC v. Montana: SCOTUS issues first navigability-for-title decision in 81 years

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • USA
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  • July 13 2012

The last time the US Supreme Court took on a case where the primary issue was determining river navigability for title purposes under the equal footing doctrine, the country was mired in economic depression, car manufacturers were going out of business, and drought was consuming the west

Fifth Circuit shuts down climate tort plaintiffs again

  • Latham & Watkins LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 20 2013

Climate tort plaintiffs cannot catch a break in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. In a May 14, 2013, decision, the Fifth Circuit foundonce

Does Sackett add to the enforcement defense toolbox for energy companies

  • King & Spalding LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 2 2012

In its highly anticipated decision in Sackett v. EPA, the Supreme Court unanimously held that landowners may bring a civil action under the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”) to challenge an EPA compliance order issued under the Clean Water Act (“CWA”

Fifth Circuit decision threatens a tsunami of climate change tort cases while the defense bar awaits a circuit split

  • Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 22 2009

On October 16, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit revived a lawsuit filed by residents and property owners along the Mississippi Gulf coast against several corporations in the energy, fossil fuels and chemicals industries alleging that the defendants were responsible for property damage caused by Hurricane Katrina

Texas Supreme Court rules groundwater rights are property rights

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 9 2012

In a unanimous decision, the Texas Supreme Court has held that “land ownership includes an interest in groundwater in place that cannot be taken for public use without adequate compensation”

Seeking a safe harbor: can ASTM's BEPA help sellers avoid liability?

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 13 2011

How do you know if a certain commercial property is energy efficient or inefficient?

Recent developments in environmental permitting litigation

  • Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 2 2011

There were many significant environmental permitting cases decided in the Massachusetts courts in 2010 that have implications for landowners, developers, and various industries

MATL dispute headed back to district court

  • Stoel Rives LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 10 2011

The Montana Supreme Court has reversed a December 2010 district court decision that found that the developers of the Montana-Alberta Tie Line merchant transmission project do not possess eminent domain authority under Montana law and therefore could not take private land from a nonconsenting landowner