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HTMLTexas Federal Court Declines to Apply State Law Privilege in False Claims Act Case
Joshua L. (Josh) Fuchs, Jane W. Walker, Molly M. Wilkens; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
July 11, 2016, previously published on June 2016
The Eastern District of Texas reminded practitioners that it is an uphill battle to use a state law privilege as a shield in qui tam False Claims Act cases. The court held that West Virginia's statutory bank examiner privilege did not apply to documents related to West Virginia's investigation of...

 

HTMLSabine Bankruptcy Judge Issues Binding Ruling That Covenants in Rejected Midstream Agreements Do Not Run With the Land
Thomas A. (Tom) Howley, Omar Samji, Jeffrey A. (Jeff) Schlegel; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
June 14, 2016, previously published on May/June 2016
On May 3, 2016, Judge Chapman issued a binding ruling in the Sabine chapter 11 cases that the covenants in the rejected midstream gathering agreements “do not run with the land either as real covenants or as equitable servitudes.” See Sabine Oil & Gas Corp. v. HPIP Gonzales...

 

HTMLTexas High Court Finds Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act Can Exclude Opposing Party from Injunction Proceedings
Thomas F. Allen, Joseph M. (Joe) Beauchamp, Keith B. Davis, Richard J. (Jay) Johnson, Robert W. (Bob) Kantner; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
June 13, 2016, previously published on May 2016
On May 20, 2016, the Texas Supreme Court issued its first decision interpreting the Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act. In In re M-I, LLC, an opinion with significant implications, the Supreme Court held that a trial court may exclude a party's corporate representative from preliminary injunction...

 

HTMLSabine Bankruptcy Judge Authorizes Rejection of Gas Gathering Agreements
Thomas A. (Tom) Howley, Omar Samji, Jeffrey A. (Jeff) Schlegel; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2016, previously published on May/June 2016
In In re Sabine Oil & Gas Corp., 2016 BL 70494 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. Mar. 8, 2016), Judge Shelley C. Chapman of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York permitted Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation (“Sabine”) to reject three gas gathering and handling agreements with...

 

HTMLProfessional Rodeo Cowboys Association Bucks Antitrust Claims by Elite Rodeo Association
Thomas F. Allen, Thomas R. (Tom) Jackson, J. Bruce McDonald, Thomas D. (Tom) York; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 19, 2016, previously published on February 2016
A Texas federal district court recently rejected an attempt to enjoin preliminarily the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association from enforcing its bylaws restricting competing activities of its members. Though plaintiffs have since voluntarily dismissed the complaint, the decision on the injunction...

 

HTMLA First Amendment Right to Disparaging Trademarks?: U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Review Federal Circuit Decision Holding Ban on Disparaging Marks Unconstitutional
Gregory A. (Greg) Castanias, John G. Froemming, Anna E. Raimer, Lauren L. Refinetti, Meredith M. Wilkes; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 2016
Is the Lanham Act's prohibition on the registration of disparaging trademarks invalid under the First Amendment? This question was presented to the U.S. Supreme Court on April 20, 2016, by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ("USPTO"), which filed a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari,...

 

HTMLU.S. DOJ and FTC Promise Pentagon Aggressive Antitrust Enforcement in Defense Mergers
Kathryn M. (Kathy) Fenton, Peter J. Love, Laura E. Malament, J. Bruce McDonald; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 2016
In September 2015, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice approved Lockheed Martin's $9 billion acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft, without even issuing a Second Request. Though the Department of Defense supported the combination, DOD immediately issued a warning that it would not...

 

HTMLQuicksilver Drops Motion to Reject Midstream Agreements in Connection with Closing of Sale to BlueStone Natural Resources
Paul M. Green, Thomas A. (Tom) Howley, Omar Samji, Jeffrey A. (Jeff) Schlegel, Alexandra L. (Alex) Wilde; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
April 26, 2016, previously published on April 2016
On April 7, 2016, Quicksilver Resources Inc. ("Quicksilver") announced that it closed the sale of its U.S. assets for $245 million to BlueStone Natural Resources II ("BlueStone") in connection with Quicksilver's bankruptcy cases and pursuant to an Asset Purchase Agreement that...

 

HTMLDOJ Oilfield Indictment Should Encourage Caution and Compliance, Not Overreaction
Kathryn M. Fenton, J. Bruce McDonald, Ryan C. Thomas; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
April 4, 2016, previously published on March 2016
Last week a federal grand jury indicted Aubrey McClendon, the high-profile former CEO of a major oil and gas company, for alleged bid rigging in the acquisition of natural gas leases. This news and the events that followed leave no one in the oil patch feeling comfortable, in an industry already...

 

HTMLBankruptcy Judge Authorizes Rejection of Gas Gathering Agreements
Paul M. Green, Thomas A. Howley, Omar Samji, Jeffrey A. Schlegel, Alexandra L. (Alex) Wilde; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2016, previously published on March 2016
On Tuesday, March 8, 2016, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Shelley C. Chapman in New York permitted Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation to reject three gas gathering and handling agreements with Nordheim Eagle Ford Gathering, LLC and HPIP Gonzales Holdings, LLC. All of the agreements are governed by Texas law.

 


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