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Babst Calland: Pa. House Panel Approves Bill To Reform Guaranteed Minimum Royalty Act
Posted on 28 Mar 2014 by Babst Calland

By Elena L. Rorabaugh As reported by legal news website Law360 , a Pennsylvania bill was approved by the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee that would amend the Guaranteed Minimum Royalty Act of 1979 (GMRA) and will move to the House... Read More

Babst Calland: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Declines To Hear Appeal In Caldwell v. Kriebel
Posted on 3 Dec 2013 by Babst Calland

By Lawrence H. Baumiller On November 26, 2013, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of the Superior Court’s decision in Caldwell v. Kriebel Resources Co. [ enhanced opinion available to subscribers ], which held... Read More

Recording Memoranda of Pipeline Right-of-Way Option Agreements in Pennsylvania
Posted on 21 Sep 2010 by Lisa McManus

By: Lisa C. McManus All agreements in writing that relate to real property situated in Pennsylvania by which the executing party grants, sells, or conveys any rights or privileges of a permanent nature pertaining to the property must be acknowledged... Read More

Babst Calland: 3rd Circuit Rules In Favor Of Shell Because Of Lease Unitization Clause
Posted on 26 Nov 2013 by Babst Calland

By Alana E. Fortna | On November 18, 2013, the Third Circuit affirmed a summary judgment ruling out of the Middle District of Pennsylvania in favor of Shell Western Exploration and Production, LP (Shell) in a case captioned as George W. Linder, et... Read More

FREE DOWNLOAD -- Beinlich v. Chief Oil & Gas May Serve as Bellwether Suit
Posted on 1 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

Dave and Karen Beinlich commenced an action on March 14, 2011, in the Court of Common Pleas for Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, asserting causes of action against Chief Oil & Gas LLC and others relating to the Beinlichs' oil and gas lease. The... Read More