A federal appeals court has affirmed the dismissal of Great Western Mining & Mineral Co.'s suit against Fox Rothschild LLP alleging its attorneys made deals with members of the Pennsylvania state judiciary to exchange favorable rulings for future employment as arbitrators.
The Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council and two dozen other green groups are urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to probe whether Halliburton Corp. and B.J. Services Co. violated federal law by using diesel fuel in fluid to extract natural gas through hydraulic fracturing.
Latham & Watkins LLP has tapped a former Vinson & Elkins LLP oil and gas finance attorney to join its Houston office, the latest puzzle piece in the firm's budding energy practice in Houston.
QEP Field Services Co. has won its bid to enjoin the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation from limiting access to QEP's natural gas processing plant on tribal land.
A federal appeals court has revived a suit accusing EnergySolutions Inc. of fraudulently billing the U.S. government for shoddily done hazardous and radioactive waste disposal work.
Duncan Petroleum Corp. has agreed to shell out $2 million to settle environmental claims brought by federal regulators over leaky underground gasoline storage tanks.
Appeals court judges on Thursday accused Chevron Corp. of unfair forum shopping in a $27 billion lawsuit over pollution in Ecuador, questioning the company's choosing to litigate in the South American country then seeking international arbitration to escape liability.
Transocean Ltd. claims that BP PLC has a contractual obligation to indemnify and defend against the rig owner's losses from liability claims related to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
A judge has ignored protests from a former Warrior Energy Services Corp. board member and his friend and kept alive an insider trading suit against them, saying the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission should be given more time to make its case.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined numerous construction and contracting companies a total of $16.6 million for safety violations related to a February explosion at a power plant being built in Connecticut that killed six workers and injured 50 others.
China reportedly fired back Thursday at pressure from U.S. diplomats to ratchet up sanctions against Iran over its rogue nuclear program, saying its trade with Iran would not harm international interests.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday settled bribery allegations against the former business director of Innospec Inc., who was accused of paying Iraqi officials in order to secure contracts under the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program.
Hunton & Williams LLP has been hit with a $150 million suit alleging the firm interfered with a contract by helping cut plaintiff Minerals Development & Supply Co. Inc. out of a supply chain for frac sand, used in oil well operations.
Contradicting a finding by Germany's antitrust watchdog, a regional court in the country has found that oil giant Total SA's proposal to buy 59 OMV AG service stations in the eastern part of the country is not an antitrust violation.
A Florida real estate development company has sued Halliburton Energy Services Inc. for its role in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, saying the company was a key participant in a number of systemic failures that contributed to the disaster.
Indian energy giant Reliance Industries Inc. has agreed to shell out $392 million to acquire an area of the Marcellus Shale as part of a joint venture with Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc., continuing the company's expansion into the U.S. natural gas market.
A federal court has shut down the U.S.' unavoidable delays defense in a breach of contract suit brought by Entergy Nuclear Operations Inc. over the federal government's unfulfilled promise to build a national nuclear waste dump.
Hess Corp., BP PLC, Chevron Corp. and the American unit of Royal Dutch Shell, were among a host of oil companies that on Wednesday settled claims from 27 towns in New York and Florida in the methyl tertiary-butyl ether multidistrict litigation for $42 million.
Five residents of Puerto Rico whose property allegedly was contaminated by oil leaks at one of Esso Standard Oil Co.'s service stations have lost their bid to toss amended environmental counterclaims brought by the company.
A bankruptcy court judge has blocked a Louisiana real estate company from pursuing breach of contract and cleanup costs claims against Texaco because the plaintiffs missed the bar date for general unsecured claims more than 20 years ago.