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HTMLNew Regulations Authorize PHMSA to Issue Emergency Orders to Address Imminent Hazards
Kenneth B. (Ken) Driver, Erica E. Youngstrom; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
November 16, 2016, previously published on November 2016
On October 3, 2016, as required by the PIPES Act of 2016 ("PIPES Act"),[1] the U.S. Department of Transportation's ("DOT") Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration ("PHMSA") issued interim regulations authorizing the agency to issue emergency orders to...

 

HTMLFederal Trade Commission Releases Long-Awaited Report on Patent Assertion Entities
Joseph M. (Joe) Beauchamp, Greg Lanier, David M. (Dave) Maiorana, Sasha Mayergoyz, Geoffrey D. (Geoff) Oliver; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
October 19, 2016, previously published on October 2016
Three years after initiating an extensive sector study under section 6(b) of the FTC Act, the Federal Trade Commission has issued its report on the activities of patent assertion entities ("PAEs"). The report, titled Patent Assertion Entity Activity: An FTC Study ("PAE Report"),...

 

HTMLOhio Supreme Court Decision Clarifies Mineral Rights in Utica and Marcellus Shale Plays
Kevin C. Meacham, John P. Miller, Roy A. Powell, Jeffrey A. (Jeff) Schlegel, Jeffery D. (Jeff) Ubersax; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
October 13, 2016, previously published on October 2016
Many states have "dormant mineral" legislation providing for the transfer of severed mineral interests to the surface owner if the mineral owner does not develop the minerals or take other action manifesting an intent to preserve his interest over an extended period of time, typically 20...

 

HTMLNinth Circuit Dismisses FTC Act Claims Against AT&T
J. Bruce McDonald, Molly M. Wilkens; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
September 22, 2016, previously published on September 2016
In a unanimous decision, the Ninth Circuit has dismissed the Federal Trade Commission's claim that AT&T intentionally reducing the data speed of customers with unlimited mobile data plans can be challenged as an "unfair or deceptive" practice under Section 5 of the FTC Act. Based on the...

 

HTMLU.S. Department of Justice Rejects Modification of Music Licensing Consent Decrees
Benjamin H. (Ben) Cheng, Kathryn M. (Kathy) Fenton, J. Bruce McDonald; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
September 6, 2016, previously published on August 2016
After a two-year investigation, the U.S. Department of Justice has decided not to seek modification of longstanding music licensing consent decrees with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI). Moreover, the proceeding that followed the...

 

Adobe PDFMexican National Hydrocarbons Commission Publishes Round Two Bid Guidelines
Salvador Gallo, Francisco Pams, William Prescott Mills (Scott) Schwind (Scott), Alberto de la Parra Z.; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
August 17, 2016, previously published on July 2016
On July 20, 2016, Mexico's National Hydrocarbons Commission (Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos) ("CNH") published in the Mexican Official Gazette (Diario Oficial de La Federación) the bid guidelines for international public tender CNH-R02- L01/2016. This Round Two auction...

 

HTMLChinese Enterprises to Maintain Oil Reserves for National Use
Jeffrey A. (Jeff) Schlegel, Dirk P. Walker, Dina J. Yin; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
August 10, 2016, previously published on August 2016
China's National Energy Administration's ("NEA") Regulation of National Oil Reserves (Draft) was issued on May 31, 2016. Ten years in the making, this proposed regulation signals the first time that the Chinese government may require enterprises to maintain a 10 percent reserve of crude...

 

HTMLMexico Oil and Gas: Pemex Announces Bidding Process for Trion Block
Salvador Gallo, Francisco Pams, William Prescott Mills (Scott) Schwind (Scott), Alberto de la Parra Z.; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
August 10, 2016, previously published on August 2016
During Mexico's "Round 0" selection process, state-owned Pemex enjoyed the preferential right to designate those onshore and offshore oil fields that Pemex wished to develop. Among the blocks selected by Pemex is the ultra-deepwater Trion block, located 30 kilometers south of the maritime...

 

HTMLGeneral Contractor Not a "Seller" Entitled to Indemnity in Product Liability Case
Andrew D. (Andy) Ness, William R. (Will) Taylor, J. Laurens Wilkes; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
August 3, 2016, previously published on July 2016
On June 17, 2016, the Texas Supreme Court held that a general contractor was not a "seller" under Chapter 82 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code and, therefore, not entitled to indemnification from the manufacturer of an allegedly defective roof truss. See Centerpoint Builders GP v....

 

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...

 


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