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On Wednesday, September 17, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court will hear argument in three cases. The arguments will begin at 9:00 am, and you can watch them live. You can also watch the recording later at the same link....more
The Dietz family sued several lessees for injunctive relief and restorative damages arising out of leases on two non-contiguous tracts in Acadia Parish. In Dietz, et al. v. Superior Oil Company, et al the trial court granted...more
With apologies for being absent for a week, ponder this question when you embark on a fight with the officers and directors of the energy company you own a part of: How does your subjective fear of harm factor into your right...more
As we noted last week and last month, the 3rd and 7th Circuits have ruled that violations of the obligation to undertake NSR review prior to implementing major modifications are not continuing, but are instead one-time...more
As we look back on 2012, it was unquestionably a busy year. Federal funds continued to make their way to local projects and shovels continued to break ground for infrastructure projects. The potential use of eminent domain...more
On September 14, 2012, the Virginia Supreme Court issued no opinions affecting the practice of Virginia local government law.
Actually, that is not true. While no opinions involved cases with local government parties,...more
A court of appeal recently held that a privately-owned utility company may be held liable for inverse condemnation as a public entity. (Pacific Bell Telephone Company v. Southern California Edison Company (--- Cal.Rptr.3d...more
In Heasley v. KSM Energy, Inc. the Pennsylvania Superior Court recently affirmed a trial court’s decision reiterating the distinction between those flat-rate royalty oil and gas leases which are dependent on production of oil...more
On March 26, 2012, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in T.W. Phillips Gas & Oil Co. v. Jedlicka, ___ A.3d ___, Docket No. 19 WAP 2009 (Pa. March 26, 2012). In a major victory for Pennsylvania’s...more
In two separate decisions issued last week, the Supreme Court of the State of New York (the state's trial level court) upheld the Town of Dryden's ban on hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) in Tompkins County, and...more
Originally published in the Polish Construction Review – Issue No. 1 (130), one January 5, 2012.
Access to utilities (electricity, sewerage, water, etc.) is one of the fundamental conditions for being able to take proper...more
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