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Pipeline owners file $300 million breach of contract lawsuit against midstream operator

An amended breach of contract lawsuit was filed by Magellan Midstream Partners and Plains All American Pipeline against Stampede Energy, seeking over $300 million in damages over an oil transport deal. The lawsuit claims that Stampede did not meet minimum

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Texas appeals court’s decision shows importance of wording in noncompete agreements

A recent decision by a Texas appeals court demonstrates that the wording of a noncompete agreement must be precise. In the case, East Texas Copy Systems, Inc. v. Player, the Court of Appeals in Texarkana ruled that a noncompete agreement

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Texas property owners file class-action suit against Devon Energy over royalties

A class-action lawsuit has been filed by Texas property owners alleging that Devon Energy used sham transactions to underpay natural gas royalties. On January 6, class-action status was granted by U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade in Dallas, allowing the four

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Investment firms sue oil company, alleging breach of contract

An oil company was sued by two investment firms in Harris County District Court in Texas over an alleged breach of contract. SSG Advisors, LLC and Chiron Financial LLC filed the lawsuit against Daybreak Oil and Gas Inc., claiming that

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Multi-million dollar oil and gas lawsuit set for trial

A lawsuit is set for trial in Texas between two well-known oil and gas names over revenue and ownership interests, with hundreds of millions of dollars in damages claimed. Mesa Petroleum, founded by T. Boone Pickens, filed suit against J.

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Texas drill pipe supplier files lawsuit against company alleging breach of contract

A breach of contract lawsuit was filed by a Houston, Texas drill pipe supplier against a North Dakota company. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas Aug. 31 by Vallourec Drilling Products

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Texas drilling company sued for employment discrimination

A lawsuit has been filed accusing a Texas drilling company of racial discrimination. Andrew Collins filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, alleging that Noble Drilling violated Title VII of the Civil

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Texas Appeals Court rules against lessee in offset well dispute

The Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio, Texas found that a lessee had failed to prove that it had drilled an offset well as required by oil and gas leases. In the case, Shirley Adams et al. v. Murphy

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Texas oil networking company files lawsuit for tortious interference, unfair competition

A lawsuit has been filed by a networking website for oil workers, claiming that a Texas man who founded the company stole data to launch a competing business. Rigzone.com claims to host the resumes of over 2 million workers in

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Lapayowker Jet Counsel, P.A. Moving to New Office Space in June

On June 10, 2016, Lapayowker Jet Counsel, P.A. will be relocating from Fort Lauderdale to newer, larger office space, at Lakeside Office Center, 600 N. Pine Island Road, Plantation, Florida.  Family and community involvement continue to be important ingredients to

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