Thomas G. Ciarlone, Jr. 2019 September-October Thomas G. Ciarlone, Jr. 

Sixth Circuit Fans the Flames of Class Certification Against Operators

Class certification in the oil patch frequently revolves around whether the putative class can satisfy Rule 23’s commonality and predominance requirements. The recent trend has been toward increasingly troubling developments for operators, including courts that focus on ostensibly “common” facts that are irrelevant to the claims asserted or, worse yet, courts that have more or less marginalized material differences in… Read More
Energy Law Roundup #OilmanNEWS Contributors Oil and Gas News Podcasts Thomas G. Ciarlone, Jr. 

Energy Law Round Up – 8.19.2019

In this episode, Tom discusses recent guidance out of the Texas Supreme Court on interpreting oil-and-gas contracts; cross-jurisdictional differences surrounding the rule of capture and subsurface mineral trespass; and troubling class action developments for operators and other industry participants. Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedIn Read More
Energy Law Today #OilmanNEWS Contributors Oil and Gas News Podcasts Thomas G. Ciarlone, Jr. 

Energy Law Round Up – 6.17.2019

Learn about troubling developments at the intersection of class actions and consumer protection laws in royalty underpayment cases; get the details on the Texas Supreme Court’s latest pronouncements on the duties of executive mineral rights owners to non-executives; and hear about a new appellate court decision that addresses when the acceptance of royalties will operate as a waiver of an… Read More
Tom Ciarone 2018 September-October Thomas G. Ciarlone, Jr. 

The Neverending Story: “Fixed” vs. “Floating” Royalties in Texas

The Texas Supreme Court and our Courts of Appeals have now been struggling for years with the elusive distinction between “fixed” and “floating” royalties. In application, the difference between the two can have drastic and, depending on your position in a mineral title dispute, potentially catastrophic consequences. The case law has, by no means, been a model of clarity or… Read More
Energy Law Today #OilmanNEWS Contributors Oil and Gas News Podcasts Thomas G. Ciarlone, Jr. 

Energy Law Round Up – 9.1.2018

Blake Scott, President of Scott Energy Technologies, joins Tom in the latest episode of KRCL's energy law podcast. Blake explores cost-effective, risk-reducing, and often innovative strategies for solid drilling waste management and recycling. Operators, service companies, and other industry participants in the oil patch will find a wealth of actionable information in this new episode. Read More
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