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Oil field service employees are exempt from FLSA overtime, federal appeals court rules
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • June 17 2014

Certain employees of an oil well services company engaged in safety-affecting interstate activities are exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act overtime

Update on EPA’s proposed “waters of the U.S.” rule
  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
  • USA
  • June 17 2014

As we highlighted here a couple of months ago, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a proposed rule in March that could significantly

Pennsylvania Supreme Court holds that Marcellus gas is not a mineral
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2013

On April 24, 2013, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a decision in Butler v. Powers, Case No. 27 MAP 2012, confirming the century-old "Dunham

Class action disgorgement case dismissed against PG&E as remedy sought would interfere with filed rates
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • October 17 2014

Companies in regulated markets, such as insurance and energy, are increasing litigating issues surrounding the “filed rate doctrine,” or in other

Wyoming Supreme Court vacates on procedural grounds a lower court decision holding ingredients in fracking fluid formulas qualify as “trade secrets”
  • Wilson Elser
  • USA
  • March 19 2014

On March 12, 2014, in Powder River Basin Resource Council v. Wyoming Oil And Gas Conservation Commission, et al., the Wyoming Supreme Court, on

Frack supplier hit with overtime class action
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2013

Last week, a hydraulic fracturing equipment supplier was hit with a putative class action lawsuit in federal court in Pennsylvania, alleging

Supreme Court of Ohio to weigh portion of Dormant Mineral Act
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2014

On March 12, 2014, the Supreme Court of Ohio accepted an appeal in Dodd v. Croskey (7th Dist. 2013) on one issue pertaining to the 2006 version of

The $750,000,000 missing comma?
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • USA
  • October 9 2013

In April 2010, the mobile offshore drilling unit ("MODU") Deepwater Horizon suffered an explosion and catastrophic fire that led to the rig's sinking

Superior Court holds estoppel by deed preserves oil and gas lease
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2014

On March 14, 2014, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania ruled in favor of an oil and gas exploration company, applying the doctrine of estoppel by deed

Gross negligence the focus of BP oil spill post-trial briefing order
  • King Krebs & Jurgens PLLC
  • USA
  • May 22 2013

After weeks of testimony, and dramatic "reveals" of newly discovered evidence that had been hiding in labs for years, the Phase One trial of the BP