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Third Circuit Decision Confirms Jury Decision Disallowing Deduction of Certain Post-Production Costs from Royalty ChecksBrendan Lucas and Daniel GarfinkelOn October 24, 2016, in Pollock v. Energy Corp. of Am., Nos. 15-2648 & 15-2649, 2016 WL 6156313 (3d Cir. Oct. 24, 2016), a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit denied Energy Corporation of America’s (ECA) attempt to overturn a jury... read more
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Enjoins Selected Provisions of Recently-Promulgated Oil and Natural Gas RegulationsKathleen Ryan and Megan HainesOn November 8, 2016, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court issued an opinion (78a Injunction) enjoining eight provisions (or portions thereof) of the newly-promulgated unconventional oil and natural gas regulations found at 25 Pa. Code Chapter 78a (Chapter 78a). The... read more
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