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Fifth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Coastal Erosion Lawsuit Against Oil and Gas Defendants

On March 3, 2017, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by the Southeastern Louisiana Flood Protection Authority against dozens of defendants in the...more

Senator Allain Proposes Mandatory Mediation in Legacy Lawsuits

Legacy litigation refers to hundreds of lawsuits in Louisiana seeking damages allegedly related to environmental harm caused by oil and gas exploration and production activities. These lawsuits have been likened to winning...more

Nuisance Claims Becoming More Than a Mere Nuisance in Texas

Plaintiffs Bob and Lisa Parr obtained a $2.9 million verdict in April 2014 against Aruba Petroleum, Inc. for health problems allegedly related to oil and gas drilling operations and air emissions near their home. The large...more

Judicial Ascertainment Clause in Mineral Lease Upheld

The Second Circuit Court of Appeal has upheld a "judicial ascertainment" clause in a 1971 mineral lease, B.A. Kelly Land Co., LLC v. Questar Exploration & Prod. Co., 2012 WL 5503665 (Nov. 14, 2012). ...more

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