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Navajo Nation Settles Coal Mining Royalty Lawsuit
Posted on 10 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - (AP) The Navajo Nation has settled its allegations that a coal mining company conspired with others to cheat the tribe out of hundreds of millions of dollars in royalties. The tribe and Peabody Energy announced a settlement Thursday... Read More

Massey Wins Lawsuit Over Coal Dust At West Virginia School
Posted on 28 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - (AP) Jurors have rejected claims that a Massey Energy coal-loading silo built near a southern West Virginia elementary school exposed hundreds of children to possible health problems, a decision the energy giant said Friday was an... Read More

Appeals Court Dismisses Nuclear Waste Lawsuit
Posted on 5 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Obama administration won a legal battle Friday in the long-standing fight over where to bury the nation's nuclear waste, but it's not likely to be the last. The federal appeals court in Washington ruled against South... Read More

William A. Ruskin: A Deal Is A Deal: Ecogen Wind Prevails In Windfarming Dispute
Posted on 10 Jan 2014 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin | The New York Law Journal reported on January 2, 2014 that the Town of Prattsburgh, which, during the relevant time, had virtually no laws, codes or requirements on the books governing the installation of wind turbine facilities... Read More

Natural Gas Well Owner Pays $5 Million To Settle Pennsylvania Suit Filed By Family Of Well Worker Killed In Explosion
Posted on 12 Jun 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Chevron Appalachia, LLC owned and operated natural gas wells near Dunkard, Pennsylvania, including the Lanco #7H well site. On Feb. 11, 2014, Ian R. McKee was hired by Cameron International Corp., a company that was in turn hired by Chevron to perform... Read More

Cadwalader Clients & Friends Memo: FERC Versus State Authorities: Supreme Court Agrees to Review ONEOK v. Learjet
Posted on 8 Jul 2014 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

On July 1, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition to hear an appeal by several companies contending that antitrust claims filed against them under state law over alleged manipulation of gas prices during the western energy crisis from 2000 to... Read More

Ohio Supreme Court Denies Residents’ Writ; Fracking Ballot Initiatives Fail
Posted on 17 Sep 2015 by James Cordrey

COLUMBUS, Ohio — (Mealey’s) A divided Ohio Supreme Court on Sept. 16 denied a writ of mandamus sought by residents who wanted to compel the Ohio secretary of State to reverse his decision and place on the November ballots for three counties... Read More

High Court Hears Arguments On EPA’s Ability To Regulate Greenhouse Gases
Posted on 25 Feb 2014 by Shane Dilworth

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 24 heard oral arguments on whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its bounds by regulating greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources such as power plants... Read More

Jones Walker Expands Energy Industry Team
Posted on 20 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON — Jones Walker has named Michael B. Donald, a partner in the firm's Houston office, and Marjorie A. McKeithen, of counsel in the firm's New Orleans office, co-chairs of the Energy Industry Team. The firm has combined attorneys... Read More

Attorney James 'Jim' Strawn Joins Burleson LLP As Of Counsel
Posted on 10 Feb 2012 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PITTSBURGH - Burleson LLP has announced that James "Jim" Strawn, who has more than three decades of experience as an oil and gas attorney, has joined the energy law firm's Pittsburgh location as of counsel. Although based in Pennsylvania... Read More

Houston-Based Energy Law Firm Burleson LLP Adds 25 Attorneys, Broadens Regional, National Presence
Posted on 2 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - With the addition of 25 attorneys to its offices in Houston, San Antonio, and Pittsburgh, Burleson LLP has broadened its regional and national footprint, further strengthening its ability to provide the widest range of legal services to companies... Read More

Partner, Senior Associate Join Fulbright's Environmental Practice
Posted on 15 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - A lawyer known for her adept handling of environmental and toxic tort cases involving hazardous waste, Superfund, air and water issues for the past three decades has joined Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.'s environmental practice as... Read More