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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.

Jul 10, 2017

We're back from a brief hiatus for the Independence Day holiday with a quick look at the legal developments in oil-and-gas law that July has brought us so far.


Jun 27, 2017

In this week's episode, you'll learn about multiple decisions that came out of the Texas Supreme Court on Friday, which can directly impact your operations in the oil patch, as well as one of the first jury verdicts addressing the increasing trend of mineral lessors challenging the deduction from their royalties of...


Jun 16, 2017

Your non-solicitation agreement with your employees in the oil patch may have just been gutted by a new decision from a Texas court of appeals.  Join guest host and employment lawyer Andrea Johnson as she interviews Bruce Morris—one of the nation's leading authorities on trade secrets—about the shifting state of the...


May 30, 2017

The Eighth Circuit makes it easier for plaintiffs to take fracing contamination claims to trial; the Texas Supreme Court rules on the validity of county-wide mineral conveyances; and the Oklahoma Supreme Court is asked to clarify the often vexing “marketable product” rule for post-production expense deductions.


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...