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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.

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...


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.