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Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: DOJ Ramps Up Interest in Oil and Gas Industry
Posted on 23 Aug 2013 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Gordon H. Copland, Russell D. Jessee and Nathaniel I. Holland Last year, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division reached an agreement with two natural gas producers who each paid fines of over one-half million dollars to settle claims... Read More

Modern Legal Marketing: Pipeline Industry Grumbles over Texas Eminent Domain Ruling
Posted on 31 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

The phones have been ringing nonstop at eminent domain attorney offices throughout Texas after a ruling against pipeline companies looking to develop on private property. The Texas Supreme Court recently sided with landowners in recent eminent domain... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Employers Can't Shorten the Statute of Limitations for FLSA and EPA Claims
Posted on 21 Nov 2013 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Lindsay M. Bouffard Observant employers who have taken note of the Department of Labor’s increasing enforcement activity in the oil and gas industry may be looking for creative ways to limit their liability. However, a recent Sixth Circuit... Read More

Babst Calland: Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Invalidates Act 13 Local Ordinance Limitations
Posted on 8 Aug 2012 by Babst Calland

In a 4-3 decision, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court struck down portions of Act 13 of 2012, which had placed limits on the authority of local governments to regulate oil and gas industry activities. In its July 26, 2012 ruling on a legal challenge... Read More