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5th Circ. Revives Leases In La. Oil, Gas Well Dispute

Law360 (May 28, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Reversing a district court’s grant of summary judgment to land owner Dore Energy Corp., an appeals court has returned two dozen oil and gas wells to Atlantic & Gulf Petroleum Corp. and a second lease owner, but told the lower court to determine if the lease owners ran afoul of a prior settlement.

On interlocutory review, Judges Leslie Southwick, Catharina Haynes and Kurt Engelhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Thursday that the U.S. District Court for the Western District of...
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