Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

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Pa. Litigation Update

This summer was anything but a sleepy period for decisions from Pennsylvania courts on issues important to the oil and gas industry. Here are summaries of four cases issued in July and August - one from the Third Circuit...more

8/31/2013 - Breach of Duty CAFA Chevron Damages Fracking Marcellus Shale Mineral Leases Natural Gas Oil & Gas Royalties Subject Matter Jurisdiction Water Rights

The Shale Play Today - August 2013

In This Issue: - Pa. Litigation Update - Lease Contests in the W.Va. Shale Gas Plays - Shell Taking Bids for Beaver Co., Pa. Ethane Cracker Plant - DEP & Landfill Owners Not Alarmed by Marcellus Waste at...more

8/30/2013 - Fracking Landfills Marcellus Shale Shale Gas Waste Disposal

So, You’re Having a Pennsylvania Mechanic’s Lien Type of Day?

(or, Can I Get My Hands on That Red Pickup?) Three months ago, the general contractor (GC) showed up driving a brand new, fire-engine-red, extended cab, turbo-charged 425-horsepower diesel dually that set him back...more

7/3/2013 - Business Development Contractors Liens Local Ordinance Mechanics Lien

The Construct - Your Guide to Law in the Construction Industry - June 2013

In This Issue: - Simplifying the Mechanic's Lien Agent Process: NC's New Online Clearinghouse - The Complexities of Mechanic's Liens in West Virginia - I Did The Work -- Where Is My Check? - So, You're Having...more

6/27/2013 - Construction Disputes Liens Mechanics Lien Notice Requirements

Pa. Supreme Court Issues Decision in Butler Case

On April 24, 2013, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its highly anticipated decision in the Butler v. Charles Powers Estate case. The Supreme Court decided to maintain the status quo in Pennsylvania by reaffirming the...more

5/2/2013 - Dunham Rule Expert Testimony Marcellus Shale Minerals Natural Gas Oil & Gas

The Shale Play Today - April 2013

In This Issue: - Pa. Supreme Court Issues Decision in Butler Case - Hydraulic Fracturing - Studies Without End - Pending Pa. Legislation Gives Incentives for Natural Gas Vehicles - Atlantic...more

5/1/2013 - Fracking Incentives Natural Gas

The Shale Play Today - December 2012

In This Issue: - The Natural Gas Industry: 2012 Year in Review & Look Ahead - Please Take Our Reader Survey - Spilman Member Speaks at National Environmental Conference - Statoil Acquires 70k Acres in...more

12/24/2012 - Fracking Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Oil & Gas

The Natural Gas Industry: 2012 Year in Review and Look Ahead

In 2012, industry observers began to see a divergence in production activity in the Marcellus and Utica Shale region. Producers with liquids-rich holdings began to divert rigs from the dry gas areas to the Utica and western...more

12/21/2012 - Clean Air Act EPA Fracking Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Oil & Gas Utica Shale

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