Supreme Court

West Virginia Landowners Ask Supreme Court to Hear NatGas Royalties Case

A group of West Virginia landowners has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to review a May opinion by the state’s highest court that found natural gas producers can deduct post-production costs from royalty payments.

September 14, 2017

State Supreme Court Rules Against Texas Town Over Barnett Midstream Emissions

The Supreme Court of Texas has reversed a court of appeals’ judgment, finding that the town of DISH, TX, and its residents waited too long to file their lawsuit against several midstream energy companies, and reinstated a trial court’s previous take-nothing judgment.

May 24, 2017

Chesapeake Owes Bondholders Under 2015 Ruling After Supreme Court Rejects Case

A 2015 court decision ordering Chesapeake Energy Corp. to pay more than $400 million in a bond dispute is officially in full effect after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the company’s appeal this week.

April 26, 2017

Bank Responds as Chesapeake Petitions Supreme Court Over Bond Dispute

The Bank of New York Mellon Corp. is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to again reject Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s efforts to avoid paying investors more than $400 million in a four-year-old bond dispute.

March 29, 2017
West Virginia Supreme Court Favors Landowners in Pipeline Survey Fight

West Virginia Supreme Court Favors Landowners in Pipeline Survey Fight

Two West Virginia landowners have succeeded in their fight to stop Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) developers from surveying their property without permission after the state Supreme Court ruled in their favor on Tuesday.

November 16, 2016

Ohio Supreme Court Finds Post-Production Royalty Disputes Should Be Decided Individually

The Ohio Supreme Court has decided that landowners that challenge natural gas producers about post-production costs deducted from royalty checks will have to keep heading to trial courts to resolve the issues on a case-by-case basis.

November 2, 2016

Clean Power Plan Faces Uncertain Future After Stay by U.S. Supreme Court

In an unusual move, and a sign that the Obama administration’s proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) could be in trouble, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked implementation of the rule until all legal challenges have been resolved.

February 10, 2016

Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Forest Drilling

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said it would a hear a case that challenges the way the state manages oil and natural gas development on its publicly-owned forest land and how revenue from those operations can be allocated.

November 30, 2015

Supreme Court Asked to Review Gas Price Manipulation Case

The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to review a decision this year by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that revived state law challenges regarding companies that may have fixed natural gas prices during the energy crisis in 2000-2002.

September 6, 2013
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