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Texas Outlaws Local Fracking Bans

The law is a direct response to the city of Denton's recently passed fracking ban and immediately went into effect, as it was passed by more than a two-thirds majority in both chambers.


Nebraska Legislator Proposes Repeal of Eminent Domain Law

The Keystone XL pipeline would not be affected.


Texas Legislature Considering Blocking Cities from Banning Fracking

Several bills would make it difficult, if not impossible, for municipalities to pass outright bans on hydraulic fracturing.


Articles »

What Oil and Gas Companies Can Do to Mitigate Unpaid Wage Claims

By Basheer Ghorayeb

An interview with Brian Jorgensen and Joanne Bush of Jones Day.


Contracts Requiring "Best Efforts" and "Commercially Reasonable Efforts"

By Will Taylor, Laurens Wilkes, Joshua Fuchs, Basheer Ghorayeb, and Roy Powell

Exploring how such contracts are treated in Texas and other jurisdictions.


Did the Earth Move? Induced Seismicity in Oil and Gas Operations

By Julie Shemeta

Regulations requiring permit holders to collect earthquake data may lead to a better understanding of the issue.


Sound Advice »

audio Business Development: Mining Your Network

By Adam Severson

Adam Severson, chief marketing and business development officer at Baker Donelson, highlights the value of a DIRP analysis to help develop business contacts. (04:52 min)


audio What Do Lawyers Need to Know About Fracking?

By Erica Levine-Powers

Resource extraction for transitional fuels such as natural gas is controversial. Fracking expert Erica Levine-Powers discusses the process and its many ramifications. (8:54 min)


audio Control of Well Policies

By George Lugrin

Longtime litigator George Lugrin discusses control of well policies—also known as "blow out" insurance—and traces the history of this specialty line of insurance and how it applies today. (17:41 min)



Roundtables »

audio Unconventional Oil and Gas Litigation: A Look Backwards and Forward

A summary of historical litigation trends and discussing future litigation trends. Topics include trends related to royalty, lease, construction, and other types of disputes. (1:04:07)


audio The Future of Hydraulic Fracturing

A unique group of lawyers and non-lawyers provides a fact-based peek into the future, including presentations and an interactive discussion among the panelists. (1:01:42)



Announcements

March 18, 2014: Free Roundtable

Topics may include litigation trends related to royalty, lease, construction, and other types of disputes. Learn more.


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Energy Litigation Leadership

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Houston, TX


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Houston, TX


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New Orleans, LA

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Oklahoma City, OK


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Dallas, TX