Weekly Cases Update Volume 45, Issue 4

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Volume 45, Issue 6

ELR 200362015-Ohio-485(Ohio, )

The Ohio Supreme Court held that a city may not restrict oil and gas drilling within its borders. The city sought to enforce five local ordinances limiting drilling within its borders after an energy company had already obtained the necessary state permits.

Keywords:
Constitutional law, Hydraulic Fracturing
ELR 20037J-95-2014(Pa., )

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that oil and gas leases need not be extended where the lessor has pursued an unsuccessful lawsuit challenging the validity of the lease.

Keywords:
Energy (generally), Lease agreements
ELR 2003414-cv-0169(Wis. Cir. Ct., )

A Wisconsin court remanded to the state utility commission two components of a 2013 order involving the state's distributed generation tariff for customer-owned generation, i.e., net metering customers.

Keywords:
Energy (generally), Electric utilities
ELR 2003812-0905(Tex., )

The Texas Supreme Court reinstated a jury verdict in favor of a waste disposal facility in a trespass case filed against it by a neighboring rice farm.

Keywords:
Hazardous, Trespass, Torts
ELR 2003513-5410(E.D. La., )

A district court dismissed a flood protection board's lawsuit against 88 oil and gas companies for damages stemming from coastal erosion along a "buffer zone" in southeast Louisiana.

Keywords:
Property damage, Wetlands

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