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Pennsylvania court: using property for gas storage holds production rights under “dual purpose” leases
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2015

A recent trial victory for Range Resources - Appalachia LLC and Columbia Energy Ventures LLC (CEV) fills gaps left by the prior leading decisions on

North Dakota Supreme Court issues decision regarding ownership of minerals beneath railroad rights of way
  • Fredrikson & Byron PA
  • USA
  • July 23 2015

The North Dakota Supreme Court issued its decision in EOG Resources, Inc. v. Soo Line Railroad Company, 2015 ND 187 on July 15, 2015. Prior to the

How the recent Supreme Court term will affect business
  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2015

In Mach Mining, the Supreme Court considered whether and to what extent courts may review the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s attempt to

Oklahoma holds question of whether fracking causes earthquakes is for the courts to decide.
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • July 2 2015

The issue of whether hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" causes earthquakes has first-party insurance implications because policies typically exclude

Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirms that Pennsylvania law does not recognize automatic “equitable extensions” of oil and gas leases based solely on the premise that a lessor’s attempt to legally invalidate the lease constitutes a repudiation
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2015

On June 25, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed the District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania’s prior

Indian reserved water rights: groundwater included
  • Modrall Sperling
  • USA
  • June 19 2015

Most Native American tribes have at least some land that was reserved by the federal government for the purpose of creating a homeland for the Tribe

Louisiana Supreme Court denies Plaintiff’s writ application in a move that will impact oil & gas legacy cases
  • Liskow & Lewis
  • USA
  • June 12 2015

Recently the Louisiana Supreme Court handed down a ruling that has significant implications on the oil and gas industry in the state. The Court

Ohio Dormant Mineral Act litigationan update
  • Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter
  • USA
  • June 5 2015

In the wake of the Ohio Utica shale boom, the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act ("DMA"), Revised Code 5301.56, has become a hot bed of litigation. The Ohio

Native American law watch - Spring 2015
  • Modrall Sperling
  • USA
  • May 18 2015

In Northern Arapaho Tribe v. Ashe, the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming contrasted two tribes’ eagle interests, the First

Texas Supreme Court holds plaintiffs must prove lack of consent in trespass suits
  • Beveridge & Diamond PC
  • USA
  • May 8 2015

Potentially making it more difficult for plaintiffs to prevail on trespass claims in Texas, the Supreme Court of Texas held for the first time that a