10th Circ. Keeps NM Oil-Drilling Row Out Of Federal Court

Law360, New York (August 23, 2012, 4:58 PM EDT) -- The Tenth Circuit on Wednesday kept out of federal court a dispute between oil and gas giant Devon Energy Corp. and a potash producer over an oil well drilled at a location for which the federal government had denied a permit, saying it does not have jurisdiction over the matter.

The appellate panel affirmed a New Mexico federal court's ruling that it did not have jurisdiction to grant Devon's declaratory judgment request to block any lawsuits by The Mosaic Co. over the well, which Devon drilled in...
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