The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday said it will directly review a California bankruptcy judge's ruling that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has no say over whether Pacific Gas and Electric Co. can ditch power purchase agreements in Chapter 11 and put the case on the fast track.
The American Petroleum Institute tapped the co-head of Brown Rudnick LLP's energy and environmental practice, who's also a veteran regulator and lobbyist, to serve as the petroleum industry group's top lawyer.
A California appeals court on Monday affirmed the dismissal of a suit accusing Southern California Edison Co. of being responsible for inadequate lighting on a city street, purportedly causing a driver to strike and kill a woman, saying her children lodged an untimely appeal.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler told a group of auto dealers on Tuesday that the federal government will "very soon" rescind California's right to use its own standards for vehicle emissions.
A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Tuesday gave her nod to oil and gas producer Furie Operating Alaska LLC’s $15 million post-petition Chapter 11 financing while continuing to acknowledge that like some of Furie’s creditors, she had concerns about aspects of the financing.
The former head of a Texas energy company falsely listed a Chinese businesswoman as the chief financial officer of his company and then duped investors by signing documents with her name for nearly two years, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday.
Duke Energy Corp., which holds coal, gas, nuclear and green energy assets, said Tuesday that it will aim for net zero carbon emissions from its electricity generation by 2050.
FordHarrison LLP has added back to its ranks in Dallas a seasoned litigator with expertise in representing petroleum refiners in labor and employment disputes, announcing he has returned from Marathon Petroleum Co.
ConocoPhillips took aim at a finding that it owes $11.7 million to two Texans, telling the Texas Supreme Court in oral argument Tuesday that the will purporting to convey mineral rights is unclear and not binding.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Tuesday filed suit against a man it claims fraudulently took at least $10 million in a binary options trading scheme on commodities and foreign currencies.
Texas can't argue away the fact that legislation which dictates only incumbent transmission companies can build new power lines that connect to their existing systems is an unlawful protectionist scheme, an out-of-state transmission developer told a federal judge Monday.
North Carolina regulators told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday that a planned $468 million extension of the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline ignored clean-energy alternatives for the project and sidestepped key climate change questions.
ACON Equity Management LLC told a London judge Tuesday that an investment vehicle it used to buy a Florida energy company cannot avoid paying it $4 million after the U.S. private equity firm sold its stake in the company.
Europe's antitrust authority gave the green light Tuesday to German energy company E.ON’s multibillion-dollar pickup of a majority stake in rival Innogy after finding that the buyer's concessions assuaged its concerns.
States and environmentalists on Monday urged a California federal judge to stick to his guns and force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement Obama-era landfill air pollution regulations despite the agency's claim that the judge's order is now irrelevant.
The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday tossed legal challenges to the Obama administration's signature climate change plan, accepting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's argument that because it has replaced the regulations, the litigation is moot.
An Alaskan Indian village and conservation groups have told the Ninth Circuit that the Bureau of Land Management violated federal environmental laws when it refused to look at the impact a potential mine would have before greenlighting preliminary exploration activities.
A San Francisco jury must determine whether Pacific Gas and Electric Co.'s equipment sparked the 2017 Tubbs Fire and any additional damages, said a California judge Monday tasked with moving elderly victims' lawsuits along at breakneck speed to meet a June 30 deadline for PG&E to emerge from bankruptcy.
A $535 million fight over what constitutes a pipeline partnership headlines a stack of high-stakes oil and gas industry cases that the Texas Supreme Court is poised to consider as it starts a new term. Here are six oil and gas cases worth watching in the Lone Star State's highest court.
Georgia engineering firm Weatherly Inc. should pay $5.75 million to cover the cost of fixing an ammonium nitrate plant's faulty piping and cracked foundations that resulted from Weatherly's flawed designs, a federal jury ruled Monday.
A group of dissident landowners in a class action accusing Range Resources Corp. of stiffing them on natural gas royalties asked a Pennsylvania federal judge on Friday to have class counsel booted from the case over allegations that he submitted fraudulent billing records as part of a fee request.
The D.C. Circuit on Monday rejected Ukraine's bid to reconsider its decision nixing the country's sovereign immunity defense in litigation to enforce a $112 million arbitral award, despite arguments that the court's decision contradicted decades of precedent.
A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Monday gave a nod to the $16.3 million sale of bankrupt drilling rig maker Schramm Inc. despite strong opposition from unsecured creditors who said the sale was an insider deal set up to benefit a company lender and equityholder while leaving them empty-handed.
Following failed settlement talks, oil company Arco has notified a federal court it wants a jury trial over cleanup liability for a Superfund site on tribal land, a former uranium mine that Arco departed in the mid-1980s with a cleanup payment of $43 million.
The D.C. Circuit has said it wants to know why it should still consider challenges to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval of the $7 billion Atlantic Coast gas pipeline now that the Fourth Circuit has invalidated the U.S. Forest Service's authorization for the controversial project.
Two recent cases from Texas showcase some of the unique insurance challenges faced by the energy industry. Oil and gas companies must carefully craft their insurance programs to account for economic, political and societal pressures, say Robin Cohen and Lauren Varnado of McKool Smith.
In this monthly series, legal recruiting experts from Major Lindsey & Africa interview management from top law firms about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here, Amanda Brady and Dustin Laws talk with Hy Pomerance, chief talent officer of Cleary.
Jury trials are not dying because arbitration is a “better product,” as alleged in a recent Law360 guest article, but because corporations have rigged the system through forced arbitration to ensure they cannot be held accountable before a judge or jury, say attorneys at Hagens Berman.
A key theme in Preet Bharara's new book is the enormous role the human element plays in the administration of justice. The former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York discussed this theme, among other topics, in a recent conversation with White and Williams attorney Randy Maniloff.
The 13th hearing in the Federal Trade Commission’s series on competition in the 21st century focused on evaluating the FTC’s merger retrospective program. Jon B. Jacobs and Jeremy Keeney of Perkins Coie discuss some of the recurring themes, innovative concepts and key takeaways.
In a recent Law360 guest article, the author applauded the disappearance of jury trials as an inefficient, costly mechanism, but in doing so he overlooked the greater value of jury trials for our justice system, says Stephen Susman, executive director of the Civil Jury Project at NYU School of Law.
During the past 15 years, three widely read articles bolstered by starstruck media have promulgated the incorrect perception — sorely in need of revision — that the U.S. Supreme Court bar is limited to a handful of elite lawyers, says Lawrence Ebner of Capital Appellate Advocacy.
When changes in clean energy regulations lead to investor disputes, domestic companies may be limited to challenging regulatory changes in local courts, but investors from abroad can often seek remedies under international law, say attorneys at WilmerHale.
A critical component of any virtual law team assembled for mass tort litigation is a dedicated "law team," which tackles the legal strategy and drafts the many necessary pleadings, motions and other submissions, say attorneys at Pepper Hamilton and FaegreBD.
A recent Law360 article reported on federal judges bemoaning jury trials' nationwide decline, but these laments are unfounded as jury trials have been replaced by better alternatives, says J.B. Heaton of J.B. Heaton Research.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board's decision in Proppant Express v. Oren provides one example of permissible self-joinder for inter partes review petitioners after the one-year bar. Though limited, the ruling may apply to several other circumstances, say Stephen Zinda and James Hall of Blank Rome.
Instead of going to college after high school, I followed in my father’s footsteps and became an electrician. Later I became an electrical engineer, and then an IP attorney. Every twist and turn along the way has made me a better lawyer, says Joseph Maraia of Burns & Levinson.
The recent U.S. Court of Federal Claims decision awarding Hitkansut more than $4 million in attorney fees explains the different fee standard for patent cases against the government, and may lead to increased interest in these types of cases, say Matthew Rizzolo and Steve Meil of Ropes & Gray.
In "The Jury Crisis," jury consultant and social psychologist Drury Sherrod spotlights the vanishing jury trial, providing a fascinating canary-in-the-coal-mine warning for lawyers, litigants and society at large, says U.S. District Judge Robert Conrad of the Western District of North Carolina.
As a former general counsel for both public and private companies, my advice to law firm attorneys who want to attract and keep clients is simple — provide certain legal services for free, says Noel Elfant, founder of General Counsel Practice.