David Kelch

David Kelch

K&L Gates LLP

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Important Changes in Litigating Oil and Gas Cases in Federal Court: What the 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules Mean for Oil and...

Many oil and gas disputes are litigated in federal court. In recent years, federal litigation has undergone significant changes in discovery practices and rules. For example, with the increase in electronically stored...more

10/6/2015 - Business Litigation Class Action Contamination Discovery e-Discovery Electronically Stored Information Email Litigation Strategies Oil & Gas Royalties Rule 26 Rule 37 SCOTUS Text Messages

The Sixth Circuit Holds That an Arbitration Clause in an Expired Contract Still Applies

Does the duty to arbitrate survive the expiration of a contract? The United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit recently held “yes.” The Sixth Circuit became the first federal appeals court to examine whether a contract’s...more

1/28/2015 - Arbitration Contract Term Employer Liability Issues Employment Contract Mandatory Arbitration Clauses Mineral Leases Oil & Gas Survival Clauses Wage and Hour

“2 Sign or Not 2 Sign:” Which Statute of Frauds Governs Oil & Gas Leases?

In a recent decision, the Pennsylvania Superior Court resolved an open question of state law regarding which one of two alternative statutes of frauds apply to oil and gas leases, in the process making clear that for an oil...more

7/16/2014 - Leases Mineral Leases Oil & Gas Signatures Statute of Frauds

Arbitration/Class Waiver Clauses in Oil and Gas Leases: The Applicability of Concepcion and Italian Colors Restaurant to the...

Class action lawsuits filed against natural gas producers have become increasingly common. For example, in Pennsylvania over the last several years, royalty owners have filed a number of royalty and bonus-payment class action...more

9/11/2013 - American Express v Italian Colors Restaurant Arbitration AT&T Mobility v Concepcion Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Federal Arbitration Act Natural Gas Oil & Gas Royalties SCOTUS

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