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Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Legal Alert: FERC Reviews NERC Penalty

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 District (Turlock) of the NERC Reliability Standards...

Federal Judge Approves $22 Million Settlement of Royalty Class Action Litigation

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 the impacted leases in accordance with the...

Energy Exploration in Pennsylvania Emerges Victorious

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 ( Minard Run Oil Company v. United States Forest Service...

BP Announces $7.8 Billion Settlement Of Gulf Oil Spill Claims

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 2 wherein the company would pay $7.8 billion to resolve...

Feds Ignore Law, Court Rulings In Pennsylvania, Legal Foundation Asserts

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - Energy operators in Pennsylvania, after a victory at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in September 2011, on March 15 urged a Pennsylvania federal district court to ignore a brief filed by federal lawyers and to issue a final ruling in their lawsuit...

Troutman Sanders LLP: Duke, Progress File Updated Settlement Agreement in North Carolina

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 Commission ("NCUC") Public Staff...

Pennsylvania Landowners Settle Groundwater Contamination Suit Against Chesapeake Energy Corp. for $1.6 Million

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 was reached immediately after attorneys...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Pennsylvania Judge Orders Marcellus Development Settlement Unsealed

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, Stephanie and Chris Hallowich, and Defendants, Range...