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by: Jeremiah Anderson

Resolving a circuit split, the Texas Supreme Court held that trial courts have discretion whether to dismiss a lawsuit against a licensed professional with or without prejudice when a plaintiff fails to file a Certificate of Merit contemporaneously with its original petition.Read more

by: Andrew Stakelum

In ruling that the Texas Railroad Commission possessed neither exclusive nor primary jurisdiction over landowner oilfield contamination claims, the Texas Supreme Court removed a significant obstacle to obtaining money damages in courts. Read more

by: Jeffery Malonson and Denis Fallon

The MLP is a tax efficient structure through which to finance consolidation of mineral and royalty interests. This article highlights structural considerations for private equity-backed mineral and royalty interest companies evaluating the MLP as a vehicle to finance long-term growth.Read more

by: Carol Wood and Kathryn Marietta

Attracting more than 130 attendees from all over the country, King & Spalding’s first Energy Forum for 2017 held at the Houstonian Hotel in Houston tackled one of the most important issues facing the industry: Decommissioning and abandonment of oil and gas assets in upstream operations.Read more

by: Lynn Kerr McKay and Rachel Tennis

On December 1, 2016, EPA signed a proposed rule setting forth financial responsibility requirements for the hardrock mining industry under Section 108(b) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”). The energy industry, among others, will also find this proposed rule of interest because, on the same day, EPA announced its intention to move forward with the regulatory process for three other classes of facilities: chemical manufacturing, petroleum and coal products manufacturing, and electric power generation, transmission, and distribution. Read more

by: S. Shawn Stephens

A Texas court of appeals held that an energy company did not waive the attorney/client privilege through the offensive use doctrine when it filed a lawsuit against the purchasers of properties for their failures to provide the company with . . . Read more

by: Rachel Tennis, Lynn Kerr McKay, Stephen McCullers and James Vines

Under a D.C. Circuit court order, EPA must propose new financial assurance requirements for the hard-rock mining industry—and identify industries next up for regulation—by December 1, 2016. There are a number of key issues that industry should consider when reviewing EPA’s forthcoming proposal.Read more

by: Edward Ripley

The rejection of midstream contracts in energy bankruptcy cases continues to be a significant issue. This article explores how parties have most recently litigated the issue in different matters.Read more

by: Stephen McCullers

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) recently announced significant changes in how it determines the amount of financial assurance required to secure offshore decommissioning obligations.Read more

by: Michael Andrews

The Senate and the House have each passed comprehensive energy bills, which are aligned in many ways. Congress will now begin the task of reaching a compromise between the two bills. Read more