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|Partition Suit Decision Could Be Problematic for W.Va. Oil & Gas Operators|
Mark D. Clark, William M. Herlihy; Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC;
September 30, 2014, previously published on September 26, 2014Based on a recent decision in West Virginia’s 3rd Judicial Circuit, which includes Doddridge, Pleasants and Ritchie counties, the use of litigation in the form of partition suits may be more problematic than it otherwise has been for oil and gas operators attempting to acquire property...
|TCPA Hot Issues - TCPA Restricts Autodialed Calls, but Courts Split on Meaning of Autodialer|
Keith J. Barnett, Thomas M. Byrne, Ellen M. Dunn, Juan C. Garcia, Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 22, 2014To autodial or not autodial, that is the question. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) defines autodialer as “equipment which has the capacity to store or produce telephone numbers to be called, using a random or sequential number generator, and to dial such numbers.” 47 U.S.C....
|Court Denies Review of FERC Demand Response Rule|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will not review en banc a three-judge panel ruling that rejected the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s rulemaking on demand response compensation. The panel had found that Order No. 745 violates the Federal Power...
|Eleventh Circuit Hears Oral Argument in Landmark TCPA Case|
Michael C. Lueder; Foley & Lardner LLP;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 22, 2014Industry now waits as the Eleventh Circuit considers whether to overturn a Florida district court decision rejecting the Federal Communications Commission’s definition of prior express consent under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. On September 18, 2014, the United States Court of...
|Halliburton’s Management of Risk|
Joseph F. Rice; Motley Rice;
September 10, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014I was proud to be a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee that announced a settlement yesterday with Halliburton Energy Services Inc. This settlement will make approximately $1 billion in additional funds available to some victims of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy.
|Hawaii G-M-O: Kauai County GMO Regs Struck Down in Federal Court|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
September 2, 2014, previously published on August 28, 2014Throughout the year, this space has periodically re-visited the topic of regulating the manufacture and labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) at the state and federal level. This week, a lawsuit out of Kauai, Hawaii shed light on the fate of these regulations at the county...
|D.C. Circuit Ruling Upholds New Ground Rules in Development of Electric Transmission Infrastructure|
Duane Morris LLP;
August 29, 2014, previously published on August 27, 2014The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC or "Commission") landmark regional electric transmission planning rulemaking, a multi-year effort by the Commission that has been met with vigorous opposition from some participants of the electric energy industry, has survived what could...
|The Third DCA Turns Off The Lights and Directs A More Thorough Energy Analysis Be Prepared For Regional Shopping Center Project|
Katherine J. Hart; Abbott & Kindermann, LLP;
August 28, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014In California Clean Energy Committee v. City of Woodland (2014) 225 Cal.App.4th 173, the Court of Appeal, Third District, held the City of Woodland’s (City) programmatic environmental impact report (EIR) was invalid on the following three grounds: (1) it failed to provide sufficient...
|Employer May Determine Workweek for Payroll Purposes under FLSA, Federal Court Rules|
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 28, 2014Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, an employer may use a Monday-through-Sunday “workweek” to calculate overtime pay for employees with work schedules of Thursdays through Wednesdays, the federal appellate court in New Orleans has ruled. Johnson v. Heckmann Water Res. (CVR), Inc., No....
|Supreme Court Rules Cell Phone Searches Violate Privacy Rights|
David C. Driscoll, Paul T. Stein; Stein Sperling Bennett De Jong Driscoll PC;
July 29, 2014, previously published on July 14, 2014The United States Supreme Court ruled recently that cell phones including smartphones cannot generally be searched without a warrant on an arrest by police. The unanimous decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts resolves an issue which had divided lower courts since the advent of the digital...