A former chief financial officer of the defunct Russian oil company Yukos Oil Co. sued other former executives for more than $13 million in New York state court Monday, saying he earned the money protecting shareholders by keeping Yukos' international assets from seizure by the Russian state.
Arcadia Power, a clean energy technology company, has hired a former Jenner & Block LLP partner and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission general counsel to serve as its top lawyer.
The federal government pressed a New Mexico federal court Tuesday to ax the tort claims it's facing in multidistrict litigation over the Gold King mine spill, saying the court lacks jurisdiction over Federal Tort Claims Act claims.
A D.C. federal judge appeared exasperated Tuesday over how to interpret a D.C. Circuit ruling that left it up to him to decide whether to throw out Dominion Energy's permit for its already-completed electricity project.
Two Washington tribes, the Yakama and Lummi nations, came together Monday to call for the removal of three dams along the Columbia River, which they say have depleted the local salmon population and are emblematic of colonization's impact on Native people.
The U.S. Supreme Court will not consider Kazakhstan's petition challenging the enforcement of a $506 million arbitration award issued to two Moldovan oil and gas investors, a decision the country argued "threaten[ed] the integrity and international reputation of this country’s judiciary."
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan brought an indictment against Turkey's Halkbank on Tuesday for allegedly flouting U.S. sanctions on Iran by allowing the country to access some $20 billion in funds, including proceeds from oil and gas sales to Turkey.
A Kinder Morgan unit told the D.C. Circuit that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission used a misguided policy to wrongly strip the company of a key tax perk for pipeline master limited partnerships.
A top U.S. Environmental Protection Agency enforcement attorney has joined Vinson & Elkins LLP, where he will focus on assisting energy clients with enforcement litigation and permitting matters, the firm announced Tuesday.
A SemGroup Corp. shareholder asked a Delaware federal court Tuesday to stop the energy transportation company's proposed $5.1 billion sale to Energy Transfer LP, asserting in a proposed class action that the company issued incomplete and misleading information about the deal.
In addition to its recently proposed carbon border tax, the European Union should impose a tax on shipping and airplane fuel, the French finance minister told a conference Tuesday.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to revive South Carolina’s suit seeking to block the closure of a nuclear fuel processing facility, which the federal government has argued is overbudget and behind schedule.
The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday it will not hear an attempt by a group of Enron investors to revive their claims that UBS AG's brokerage units broke securities laws by failing to warn stock option-holding employees of the energy company’s infamous fraud scheme.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to revive a challenge from North Carolina utility regulators to rates approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission when the agency greenlighted three gas pipeline projects.
A New York federal judge axed CVR Energy Inc.’s malpractice suit against Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz on Wednesday and said the oil company’s request to retool its complaint “blatantly disregards” an earlier order that limited the scope of revisions CVR was already allowed to make.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has declined to issue the state permits PennEast LLC needs to proceed with its planned $1 billion pipeline, Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday in a Twitter post highlighting the latest setback for the closely watched project.
The Fourth Circuit on Friday blocked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's authorization for the Mountain Valley gas pipeline amid a legal challenge, and stayed the case until January to allow the agency to finish consulting with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the project's impacts.
A Houston-based company that buys and sells fuel has filed a lawsuit against a former business partner whose CEO styles himself as "the $40 Billion Man," alleging the partner company is actually operating a Ponzi scheme.
The federal government and a mining company cannot dodge claims that the approval of a proposed copper and silver mine in Montana violated the Endangered Species Act because regulators improperly analyzed the project's impact on bull trout and grizzly bears.
In this week's Taxation With Representation, Hess Midstream Partners buys Hess Infrastructure Partners for $6.2 billion, UCB acquires biotech company Ra Pharma for $2.1 billion, and a Shiseido subsidiary makes a $845 million deal for a skincare line.
CNX Gas Co. LLC agreed to post a roughly $1.5 million bond and work to plug and restore more than 140 abandoned well sites across four counties in Pennsylvania, the state's Department of Environmental Protection said Friday.
Developers of the $5 billion Mountain Valley gas pipeline will pay a $2.15 million civil penalty to resolve allegations it violated Virginia environmental laws and its Clean Water Act permit during construction of the project, the Virginia Attorney General's Office said Friday.
A Chesapeake Energy Corp. unit has told a federal court it cannot be held responsible for earthquake-related damage alleged by scores of Oklahoma residents who are suing it and a slew of other oil and gas companies in a proposed class action.
An oil and gas official accused of fundraising for a visa fraud scheme that targeted Chinese citizens interested in obtaining an EB-5 investor visa will pay $527,000 under an agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Philadelphia's sprawling PES Holdings LLC refinery filed a three-option Chapter 11 plan in Delaware late Thursday, with leeway for an equity restructuring, sale or auction of the 1,300-acre complex, blasted by a June explosion into its second bankruptcy in less than two years.
New York state's recently enacted Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act lays out ambitious energy production and emissions goals and an aggressive timeline for achieving them — but does not mandate any particular strategies for doing so, say attorneys with Vinson & Elkins.
Our most concerted efforts toward implementing the American Bar Association's well-being pledge, which we signed one year ago, have centered on educating attorneys and staff by including well-being components in firm trainings and professional development programs, says Andrew Glincher at Nixon Peabody.
The IRS' recently issued, generally helpful guidance on the 100% first-year depreciation deduction holds a few surprises and a few disappointments for publicly regulated utilities, say attorneys at Eversheds Sutherland.
New York state's recently enacted Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act is aggressive, extraordinary and far-reaching in its aims, but its ultimate effects on the energy, transportation and real estate industries are in many ways still uncertain, say attorneys at Vinson & Elkins.
Although foreign litigants' Section 1782 requests for discovery are often rejected by U.S. courts — as exemplified by a New York federal court's recent Hulley Enterprises decision — U.S.-based law firms can still take steps to minimize the associated risks, says Alexander Lawrence of Morrison & Foerster.
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Readers of Martha Minow's new book "When Should Law Forgive?" will be exposed to a refreshingly robust vision of justice that transcends myopic perspectives of wrongdoing and punishment, says U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the District of Columbia.
While the Third Circuit's opinion in U.S. Department of Labor v. Bristol Excavating does not provide a bright-line rule for including third-party bonuses in overtime calculations under the Fair Labor Standards Act, it identifies the relevant risk factors, say Lori Armstrong Halber and Gavin Carpenter at Reed Smith.
In energy and infrastructure joint ventures, a minority party must be savvy about setting exit thresholds, vetting the capital contribution mechanics and keeping a poker face in order to negotiate an arrangement that gives it the protections and rewards it seeks, says Parker Lee of Hunton.
As an early advocate of the American Bar Association's year-old well-being pledge, we launched an integrated program to create and sustain a supportive workplace culture with initiatives focused on raising mental health awareness, embracing creativity and giving back to the community, says Casey Ryan at Reed Smith.
While majority parties in energy and infrastructure joint ventures have controlling rights over important business decisions, minority parties have some creative options for exerting influence beyond their ownership level, says Parker Lee of Hunton.
Our firm drives a holistic concept of well-being through educational opportunities, such as a series of expert-led workshops intended to address mental health and substance abuse issues that we vowed to fight when we signed the American Bar Association's well-being pledge one year ago, says Krista Logelin at Morgan Lewis.
The U.S. State Department has updated the Foreign Affairs Manual to include a visa category for offshore wind projects, removing a regulatory hurdle that was causing significant logistical problems for the industry, say Jonathan Waldron and Stefanos Roulakis at Blank Rome.
Signing the American Bar Association's well-being pledge last year was a natural progression of our firm's commitment to employee wellness, which has included developing partnerships with professionals in the mental health space to provide customized programming to firm attorneys and staff, say Annette Sciallo and Mark Goldberg at Latham.
The Obama-era Clean Water Rule used the full extent of federal power to protect the country's water under the Clean Water Act. Last week, that rule was repealed, giving more authority to states. At issue are questions of federalism and science, and a confusing U.S. Supreme Court case, says Allyn Stern of Beveridge & Diamond.