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In a big win for the energy industry, and in particular the energy-service industry, Judge Morales of the Southern District of Texas—Corpus Christi Division—recently dismissed an overtime lawsuit brought by Plaintiff Marcus Hargrave, ultimately finding that he was an “independent contractor” and thus, AIM Directional Services (“AIM”) was not subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) or the New

Barring a reversal by recount or litigation, Joe Biden will be the next President of the United States.

This article discusses what will happen on Day One for the energy industry.  Our analysis is drawn from Biden’s own words, campaign pledges, and written policies—including his Clean Energy Revolution Fact Sheet and Plan for Climate Change and Environmental Justice.

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In a case with potentially far-reaching consequences, the Texas Supreme Court has agreed to review the Thirteenth Court of Appeals decision in Ellison v. Three Rivers Acquisition LLC, No. 13-17-00046-CV, 2019 WL 613262 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi Feb. 14, 2019).

The dispute centers on the border between two oil-and-gas leases, as depicted below:

In 2008, the operator on the Southeast Tract

KRCL litigation partner Tom Ciarlone, in the latest episode of the firm’s energy law podcast, delves into three oil-and-gas cases that were recently decided in Texas and Oklahoma.

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In the latest episode of Oil and Gas Law: In 5 Five Minutes or Less, KRCL’s video series covering important legal developments for energy industry professionals, litigation partner Tom Ciarlone discusses a recent verdict out of an Oklahoma federal court in a royalty underpayment class action. This is a cautionary tale that everyone in the sector should know about.

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In the latest episode of Oil and Gas Law: In 5 Five Minutes or Less, KRCL’s video series covering key legal developments for energy industry professionals, litigation partner Tom Ciarlone discusses the troubling intersection of division orders, joint tenancies, and estoppel.

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In the latest episode of KRCL’s energy law podcast, litigation partner Tom Ciarlone sits down with Brett Podkanowicz, in-house counsel for land and legal at Encore Permian in Midland, Texas.

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