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Energy Law Today

March News and Developments in Energy Law

In this week's episode of our energy law podcast, KRCL trial lawyer Tom Ciarlone discusses a variety of important new decisions covering issues ranging from the intersection of fraud with disclaimers of warranties of mineral title; […]

Thomas G. Ciarlone Jr.

Oil-and-Gas Case Law Round Up: January 2017

January has been a busy month for courts in Texas and beyond in the oil-and-gas segment.  In today’s post, we summarize several significant developments from the last thirty days that can be expected to have a lasting impact on E&Ps, pipeline […]

Thomas G. Ciarlone Jr.

Trade Secret and Non-Competition Lawsuits in the Energy Industry—Continued

In my October 12, 2016 blog posting, I discussed how C&S Energy Services, Ltd. v. McCoy demonstrated that courts in Texas will enforce non-competition agreements that are reasonably limited in scope and duration.  A decision in a subsequent case […]

Trade Secret and Non-Competition Lawsuits in the Energy Industry

Trade secret and noncompetition lawsuits are common in the energy industry because non-public technology and the need to protect it can be important to an energy company’s success.  One example of such a lawsuit is C&J Energy Services, Ltd. v […]

Dear Energy Industry: It is Time for a Compensation Review

Is the energy industry ready for the latest on the compensation front—radical changes to overtime rules effective December 1, 2016?  The industry has had a roller coaster ride over the last five or six years, including in its compensation of employees […]

Andrea Johnson