Topic: hydraulic fracturing

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Business Associates, USPTO Backlog, RICO Lawsuit, Content Strategy

Did you know that you can get the JD Supra Corporate Brief delivered straight to your inbox every weekday morning? All you have to do is ask… Business associate or not? Here’s how you can tell – and why it makes a big difference as of today… (DLA Piper) The Shanghai Free Trade Zone is… Read more »

Proposed OSHA Rule On Silica Exposure Could Have Significant Impact On Fracking Industry

“’Exposure to silica can be deadly, and limiting that exposure is essential,’ said Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health. ‘Every year, exposed workers not only lose their ability to work, but also to breathe. This proposal is expected to prevent thousands of deaths from silicosis—an incurable and progressive disease—as… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: M&A Deals, Section 11 Suits, REIT Conversion Rules, Guilt By Association

Sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief to get a fresh bouquet of law news in your inbox every weekday. Comcast is not a silver bullet that precludes employee wage-and-hour class actions (Sheppard Mullin) Planning an M&A transaction? You’ll want to read this (King & Spalding) Looks like the Sixth Circuit… Read more »

Natural Gas a Mineral? Not in Pennsylvania… (And Other Fracking Law News)

Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that Marcellus shale gas is not a “mineral,” and that subsequently private deeds in the state that make reference to mineral rights do not encompass natural gas rights. Levi Jones of law firm Schnader explains: “The Court reaffirmed the ‘Dunham Rule,’ which applies the common, layperson understanding… Read more »

2012 in Review – The Most Popular Corporate Law Report Posts of the Year

What’s on your mind? Four themes in particular, if we go by what you’ve read over the past year: Legal issues related to doing business internationally Dodd-Frank regulations and other financial reforms Intellectual property Health care, including in particular HIPAA regulations and health care reform As popular as those issues were, however, there are many… Read more »

Latest on Hydraulic Fracturing/Fracking: A JD Supra Legal Reader

Recently David Letterman pushed the fracking debate deeper into the primetime spotlight as he voiced strong concerns over hydraulic fracturing on his “Late Show” – summing up his feelings in two words: “We’re screwed.” Regardless of your position on this highly contentious topic, one thing is clear: today, there are numerous legal ramifications to fracking.… Read more »

The Fracking Debate: Legal Perspectives on Hydraulic Fracturing

Earlier this month, the Environmental Protection Agency released a draft study linking fracking, a controversial process of drilling for natural gas, to contaminated well water in Wyoming. It’s the first time the EPA has found any connection between the practice of hydraulic fracturing (aka ‘fracking’) and groundwater contamination, and the preliminary results of the study… Read more »