In a recent KRCL Energy Practice Group seminar, I discussed the genesis and impact of metal tariffs imposed by the Trump administration. These Trump Tariffs have had a tremendous impact on energy infrastructure construction and midstream activities throughout the United States, prompting companies to seek relief (in the form of product exclusions) with the Department […]
KRCL is proud to offer this complimentary, on-demand CLE seminar at its new online presence for webinars, www.krclwebinars.com. In this course, Demetri Economou presents a survey of President Trump’s energy agenda as developed from his campaign through the second year of his presidency, and an analysis of the litigation, regulatory, and practical considerations that have emerged as a result.
Last Friday, the Texas Supreme Court declined to extend the “latent occupational disease” discovery rule to a plaintiff whose exposure to frac fluid ultimately caused skin cancer, reversing the Thirteenth (Edinburg) Court of Appeals. “Latent Occupational Disease” Rule in Multi-Injury Cases In Schlumberger Technology Corporation v. Pasko, the plaintiff alleged he contracted skin cancer as […]
Ah, the “data dump”: Party A sends a request for production; Party B gives responsive documents plus an extra 50,000 pages. The tactic is used by plaintiffs’ and defense attorneys alike – and in each scenario, the receiving side feels the pain.
Last week, shale giant Chesapeake Energy Corporation filed its Form 8-K with the SEC, revealing that it had received additional Department of Justice subpoenas “seeking information on [Chesapeake’s accounting methodology for the acquisition and classification of oil and gas properties and related matters.” This is just the latest is a string of inquiries from the […]
On Friday, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that production payments, like overriding royalty payments, cannot survive the termination of their respective oil and gas leases. In doing so, the Supreme Court stamped out a potentially “backwards” line of authority that we discussed in our post from September. It’s important to quickly review the lifespan of […]
On Friday, the Texas Supreme Court issued a significant decision covering premises liability. Specifically, it determined whether premises liability exists for a prior owner that designed and implemented a dangerous condition on the land, but then sold the land prior to the injury. The Acid-Addition System and the Accident Occidental Chemical Corporation (“OxyChem”) owned and […]
When Ethel Hysaw drafted her will in October 1947, the world was different. The Yankees had just beaten the Brooklyn Dodgers in the World Series and Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier for the first time. Gary Cooper topped the box office. Oil and gas was likewise in a totally different place. In 1947, nearly […]
We see this scenario all too often – invoices were marked “net 30 days” and, for the entire shale boom, they were always paid timely or at least within the next month. But now your customers are asking for net 60, 90, even 120 day schedules, which your company simply cannot float. With some customers, […]
For years, environmentalists and conservationists have made it an objective to see the Greater Sage-Grouse – a bird more famous for its strutting, mating rituals than anything else – listed on the endangered species list. Listing under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) would have gained the Greater Sage-Grouse greater protections in its natural habitat, and […]