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Can Consent Be Withheld Arbitrarily in the Oil Patch?

USA - December 10 2018 The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments last week in a case that has the potential to alter the landscape of the industry. In Barrow-Shaver…

Fifth Circuit Sets Dangerous Precedent for Oil-and-Gas Class Actions

USA - November 10 2018 Earlier this week, in Seeligson v. Devon Energy Production Co. LP, the Fifth Circuit reversed a Texas federal court’s decision to certify a class of…

The Neverending Story: “Fixed” vs. “Floating” Royalties in Texas

USA - August 14 2018 The Texas Supreme Court and our Courts of Appeals have now been struggling for years with the elusive distinction between “fixed” and “floating”…

Top 10 Mistakes When Drafting Non-Competes in the Oil Patch

USA - July 29 2018 In the latest episode of our energy law podcast, Chip Morris will talk to us about the top ten mistakes employers can make—in the oilfield, and…

SCOTX: When An “Offset Well” Is Not An Offset Well

USA - June 11 2018 As I wrote in a recent blog post, oil-and-gas leases will often include an offset drilling clause. Such clauses stipulate that, if a well is drilled…

Oil and Gas Law: 2Q18 Update

USA - May 29 2018 The second quarter of the year has seen plenty of activity at the intersection of the energy industry and the law. These are just some of the…

Condemnation and Eminent Domain in the Oilfield and Beyond

USA - May 21 2018 In the latest Episode of our energy law podcast, Marcy Rothman, addresses recent developments on a topic that pipelines and other energy companies…

“Latent Occupational Disease” Rule Inapplicable to Frac Fluid Exposure Causing Skin Cancer

USA - April 18 2018 Last Friday, the Texas Supreme Court declined to extend the “latent occupational disease” discovery rule to a plaintiff whose exposure to frac fluid…

SCOTX: Term Royalty Interests Survive the Rule Against Perpetuities

USA - April 15 2018 It is one of those arcane principles discussed at length in textbooks that manifests itself in the real world far less frequently: the rule against…

Pennsylvania Departs from Texas on Trespass by Hydraulic Fracturing

USA - April 6 2018 In Texas, the long-standing “rule of capture” controls claims for subsurface trespass predicated on hydraulic fracturing activities. The rule of…