Mac's Shell Service And Application Of The Petroleum Marketing Practices Act

By Philip Ashley The Petroleum Marketing Practices Act was enacted by Congress to address abuses in the termination or non-renewal of the franchisee relationship between independent franchisees and their franchisor oil companies. Since then, some circuit courts of appeal have expanded the application...

Supreme Court Won't Hear Case Over Rejected Offshore Oil Drilling Permit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court on April 25 denied ATP Oil & Gas Corp.'s petition for certiorari seeking review of a Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling affirming the August 2006 denial of an application that would have allowed the company to commence offshore...

Western Group: U.S. Supreme Court Must Hear Mining Case

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - A 117-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan mining trade association with thousands of members on Oct. 5 urged the Supreme Court of the United States to hear a ruling by a badly fractured en banc panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Northwest Mining...