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Supreme Court Stays EPA's Clean Power Plan

This is the first time the Supreme Court has ever issued a stay on regulations before an initial review by a federal appeals court.

NY Supreme Court Upholds Decision Voiding Fracking Water Sale Agreement

The decision voids a water sale agreement and a lease agreement for failing to comply with state environmental review requirements.

TransCanada Takes Two Separate Legal Actions after Keystone XL Rejection

The company has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government, and signaled its intent to petition for arbitration against the State Department under NAFTA.

Articles »

The Impact of Crude Oil and Natural Gas Market Trends on Litigation

By Bob Broxson, Sonya Kwon, and Julie Carey

The environment of low crude oil prices and other dynamics in unconventional oil and gas plays have increased litigation in this industry.

Litigating Borrowing Base Redeterminations

By Scott Fletcher, Stephen Olson, Omar Samji, Tom Howley, and Will Taylor

The case law to date suggests that borrowers may have a difficult time finding success in the courtroom.

An Uptick in Recent Electric Utility-Gas Utility Mergers: Expect More

By Jim McMahon and Justin Fong

The recent surge in natural gas utility acquisitions by electrics is not simply a coincidence.

Sound Advice »

audio Current Trends in Oil and Gas Litigation with a View Toward ADR

By Hon. Mark Whittington (Ret.)

Hon. Mark Whittington (Retired) shares his unique experience both from the bench and now as a JAMS employee, on oil and gas cases and the trend toward alternative dispute resolution versus traditional litigation. (06:27 min)

audio Advances in Technology to Help Navigate E-Discovery

By Julia Voss

Julia Voss, director of litigation support and e-discovery for Greensfelder, maps out the latest in technology to help lawyers find their way through the ever-changing landscape of e-discovery. (11:23 min)

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)

Roundtables »

audio Rising Tide: The Litigation Wave from Low Oil Prices

A discussion of dispute trends arising from low crude oil prices. Topics include litigation trends related to royalty, lease, post-merger acquisition, construction, employment, and other types of disputes. (57:51)

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)


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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