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Your weekly briefing on legal news and developments in the energy industry, brought to you by oil-and-gas trial lawyer, Tom Ciarlone.

May 21, 2017

The Texas Supreme Court issues new guidance for noise-and-pollution claims in the oil patch, as well as a landmark opinion on subsurface mineral trespass; Colorado energy regulators ask their state's high court to clarify their responsibilities; another federal court strikes down an oil-and-gas class action for lack of...


May 9, 2017

In this week's episode, Tom gets you up to speed on fracing rules for federal and tribal lands and dials you into several new developments out of the Texas Supreme Court—including a little-known pitfall that could get your well damage case dismissed with prejudice.


Apr 23, 2017

Tom discusses the intersection of the oil patch with class actions and the Fair Labor Standards Act; the federal government's liability for the environmental cleanup of refinery waste; and a shortsighted discovery ruling that could leave the Dakota Access pipeline vulnerable to terrorist attacks.


Apr 6, 2017

Lots to discuss this week, from the nation's first legislative fracking ban; to a lower bar for class certification in royalty underpayment actions; to multiple decisions out of the Texas Supreme Court that could spawn a wave of widespread mineral title disputes.


Mar 20, 2017

In this week's episode, Tom discusses a variety of important new decisions covering issues ranging from the intersection of fraud with disclaimers of warranties of mineral title; to proper jury charges in cessation-of-production-in-paying-quantities cases; to key developments in federal fracking regulations...