Bill Kroger

Bill Kroger

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The Texas Supreme Court Issues a Liability-Coverage Decision Favorable to the Construction Industry

On January 17, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court resolved a long-debated controversy as to the scope of a contractual liability insurance exclusion in Ewing Construction Co. v. Amerisure Insurance Co. A contractual liability...more

1/31/2014 - Commercial General Liability Policies Construction Contracts Construction Defects Policy Exclusions

Royalties from Horizontal Well Should Be Allocated Based on Productive Portion of Well, Not Its Entire Length

On December 20, 2013, the San Antonio Court of Appeals issued a decision concerning the proper construction of a contract used to allocate royalties from a horizontal well that traverses two separate properties. The decision,...more

1/14/2014 - Contract Drafting Contract Formation Energy Horizontal Wells Mineral Leases Oil & Gas

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Ruling Impacts Shale Development

On December 19, 2013, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its decision on the constitutionality of Act 13—a comprehensive set of amendments to the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Act. The court declared unconstitutional certain...more

1/3/2014 - Energy Fracking Marcellus Shale Oil & Gas Shale Gas

Federal Government Shutdown: Will the federal government shutdown your energy matter?

The Federal Government may indeed shutdown your case, or at least delay it for the duration of the crisis. Because of the ongoing conflict between Congress and the President over government funding, the various appropriations...more

10/9/2013 - Anti-Deficiency Act DOE FERC Government Shutdown

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