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

Aug 21, 2017

A jury verdict out of Oklahoma may be a harbinger of what's on the horizon for the many battles being waged in courthouses across the country between operators of horizontal wells and the vertical drillers who say their wells have been damaged—or destroyed—by hydraulic fracturing. Also, the Fifth Circuit puts the...


Aug 10, 2017

In this week's episode, find out about new guidance for calculating royalties on federal oil and gas leases, the BLM's termination of restrictive Obama-era fracking rules, and a cautionary tale for operators who might mistakenly assume that they have a security interest in the oil they sell to downstream purchasers.


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...