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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.

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.