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BP Announces $7.8 Billion Settlement Of Gulf Oil Spill Claims
Posted on 6 Mar 2012 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (Mealey's) BP PLC and plaintiffs in the federal multidistrict litigation court in Louisiana for claims arising from the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon rig and ensuing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico reached an agreement on March... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Pennsylvania Judge Orders Marcellus Development Settlement Unsealed
Posted on 21 Mar 2013 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Brian Pulito and Jamie Little On March 20, 2013, in a 32-page opinion, President Judge Debbie O'Dell-Seneca of the Court of Common Pleas for Washington County, Pennsylvania ordered that a sealed, court-approved settlement between Plaintiffs... Read More

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Legal Alert: FERC Reviews NERC Penalty
Posted on 19 Apr 2010 by Daniel E. Frank and Caileen N. Gamache

By Daniel E. Frank and Caileen N. Gamache In an order, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has initiated review of a settlement filed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) concerning a violation by Turlock Irrigation... Read More

Pennsylvania Landowners Settle Groundwater Contamination Suit Against Chesapeake Energy Corp. for $1.6 Million
Posted on 9 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

DALLAS - Attorneys with Allen Stewart, P.C. announced June 25 that a group of Pennsylvania landowners represented by the Dallas-based law firm have settled their claims against oil and gas giant Chesapeake Energy Corporation for $1.6 million. The settlement... Read More

Energy Exploration in Pennsylvania Emerges Victorious
Posted on 22 Sep 2011 by William Perry Pendley

William Perry Pendley September 20, 2011 - DENVER - Energy operators in Pennsylvania celebrated today's decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia that affirmed a ruling by a Pennsylvania federal district court... Read More

Federal Judge Approves $22 Million Settlement of Royalty Class Action Litigation
Posted on 15 Jun 2011 by Babst Calland

On March 17, 2011, United States District Judge Sean J. McLaughlin approved a settlement that could be worth more than $22 Million between Range Resources and a class of over 25,000 landowners/lessors. Judge McLaughlin then issued an Order of Court amending... Read More

Troutman Sanders LLP: Duke, Progress File Updated Settlement Agreement in North Carolina
Posted on 22 May 2012 by Troutman Sanders

By Troutman Sanders LLP On May 8, 2012, Duke Energy Corp. ("Duke") and Progress Energy, Inc. ("Progress") (collectively, "Applicants") entered into a supplemental merger settlement agreement with the North Carolina Utilities... Read More