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Key California Employment Law Cases: May 2018

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This month’s key California employment law cases are two decisions from the California Court of Appeal. Curry v. Equilon Enters., LLC, 22 Cal. App. 5th 772 (2018) - Summary: Employees of entities who leased and...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - May 2018 #5

In an Internal Memo, the White House Considered Whether to Simply 'Ignore' Federal Climate Research - "The document, drafted September 18 by Michael Catanzaro, President Trump's special assistant for domestic energy and...more

Lewitt Hackman

FRANCHISOR 101: Pain at the Pump

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In Curry v. Equilon Enterprises LLC, a California court ruled, and the Court of Appeal affirmed, that a class-action wage and hour lawsuit against Shell Oil could not go forward because the service station manager bringing...more

Gray Reed & McGraw

Trespass Plaintiff: First, Prove Your Ownership

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Chauvin v. Shell Oil Company et al is the potful of legal unpleasantness that can be stirred up by landmen trying to buy easements, leases, and the like. A number of plaintiffs – descendants of grantors of two parcels of...more

Liskow & Lewis

(Plaintiffs Claiming) Trespass Beware

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In Chauvin v. Shell Oil Company, the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment of the trial court granting summary judgment to defendants on Plaintiffs’ trespass action. In doing so, the Fifth Circuit made...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - November 2017

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Massachusetts-based Alere Inc. will pay $13 million to settle charges alleging that the company bribed foreign officials and engaged in an accounting fraud, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Cease and...more

Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

New Wave of Climate Change Related Litigation Focuses on Industry

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Climate change related cases are on the rise nationwide, just like sea water levels. In fact, according to a United Nations study released in May 2017, the U.S. has three times more climate change litigation cases than the...more

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Extreme Weather Fuels Increasing Trend of New Climate Change Litigation

As federal efforts to roll back environmental regulations from the Obama era continue, environmental groups have been increasingly filing lawsuits against industry alleging damages related to climate change impacts, using the...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

North Sea Decommissioning - The Challenges Ahead

Where are we now? It all sounds simple enough. The dual objectives of the UK government today in relation to petroleum production from the North Sea are to maximise the economic recovery from domestic reserves and, once...more

Michael Volkov

Dutch Prosecutors Record Shell CEO and Ensnare Shell in Nigeria Bribery Scandal

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A CEO never expects to be wiretapped. Let’s face it – a wiretap in the C-Suite is rare. Justice Department prosecutors have always looked for an opportunity. CEOs have loose lips and can suffer significant damage from...more

Dentons

Rig to reef - a realistic choice?

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Decommissioning update - April 2017 - Shell has presented its plan for decommissioning the Brent oil and gas field to the UK Government. The Brent field is a 50/50 joint venture between Shell and Esso, and it is one of...more

Allen & Overy LLP

No English jurisdiction over Nigerian oil pollution claims against Shell

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In a highly mediatised ruling, the English High Court refused jurisdiction over claims brought against Royal Dutch Shell and its Nigerian subsidiary, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd, by over 42,000...more

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Bridging Valuation Gaps and Other Barriers to M&A in the UK North Sea

Chrysoar, a little known oil company, backed by U.S. private equity (PE) firm EIG Partners, made headlines this week when it purchased $3.8 billion of North Sea assets from Shell. The sale comprises more than half of Shell’s...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

Key Decision on Corporate Separateness – English High Court Decides Not to “impose liability in an indeterminate amount, for an...

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In a highly anticipated judgment, the English High Court has ruled that Royal Dutch Shell (RDS), a holding company that is the ultimate parent of the Shell Group, does not owe a duty of care to residents of the Niger Delta in...more

Allen Matkins

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - September 2016 #5

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Environmental and Policy Focus - Shell Oil settles charges regarding claims for underground tank cleanup reimbursements - Sacramento Bee - Sep 23 - Shell Oil Co. has agreed to settle charges that it...more

Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger...

Shell Pays Big for Double Dipping with the UST Fund

Last week, the California State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) announced that it permanently banned 100 of Shell Oil Company’s underground storage tank (UST) claims from the California UST Cleanup Fund...more

Liskow & Lewis

Louisiana Appellate Court Unanimously Dismisses Cross-Appeals in Legacy Case

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Louisiana appellate court unanimously dismisses cross-appeals in legacy case, finding that the trial court improperly designated partial summary judgment rulings as final under Article 1915 of the Louisiana Code of Civil...more

Patrick Malone & Associates P.C. | DC Injury...

As corporations step up health care activity, it’s time to be wary

Just how much do you trust big companies, including the one you work for, with your health information? That issue may become increasingly important as employers campaign to help themselves and their employees by banding...more

Allen Matkins

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - December 2015 #3

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Environmental and Policy Focus - California Supreme Court rejects mandatory "reverse CEQA" analysis Allen Matkins - Dec 18 - The California Supreme Court issued its long awaited opinion yesterday in California...more

Bennett Jones LLP

First Nations Must Show Specific Impact on Rights to be Entitled to Pursue a Regulatory Appeal

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The Alberta Court of Appeal, in O’Chiese First Nation v Alberta Energy Regulator, dismissed two applications by the O’Chiese First Nation seeking permission to appeal decisions by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) approving...more

Mintz

Energy Technology Connections Newsletter: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - November 2015

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A Note from the Editors - Our November edition of Energy Technology Connections brings you recent industry highlights, the latest news from Capitol Hill, and a list of upcoming energy industry events. In Leaders in the...more

Allen Matkins

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - October 2015 #3

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Environmental and Policy Focus - CalPERS set to divest from thermal-coal companies: Los Angeles Times - Oct 18: The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) Investment Committee will have a new task at...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

BP has settled its Clean Water Act penalty claims, but important questions remain to be decided

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The United States and BP lodged their proposed settlement of the remaining claims by the US in connection with the Deepwater Horizon explosion and spill with the US District Court today. Comments to the Justice Department are...more

Allen Matkins

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - October 2015

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Environmental and Policy Focus - Royal Dutch Shell suspends Arctic drilling indefinitely: Washington Post - Sep 28: Royal Dutch Shell announced early on September 28, 2015 that it will indefinitely suspend its Arctic...more

Allen Matkins

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - July 2015 #4

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Environmental and Policy Focus - California State Water Board seeks fines from local water district for alleged drought-related violations: Sacramento Bee - Jul 20 - State drought regulators went on the offensive against...more

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