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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

Federal Class Action Serves as Warning to Oil and Gas Industry

On March 2, 2016, Aubrey McClendon, the former head of Chesapeake Energy, was indicted on federal antitrust charges.  One day later this pioneer and leader in the shale revolution tragically died in a car accident in Oklahoma.  Although the criminal […]